Whether you have chosen to breastfeed, opted to exclusively bottle feed or decided on a combination of both
you may feel like you're nursing around the clock, which is completely normal but soon enough you and your little one
will have a regular routine.

Follow our guide for tips on feeding baby with ease.

Baby Feeding Basics

Baby Feeding: The Basics

  • Newborns

    A newborn baby should be feeding around every two – three
    hours. That may sound like a lot, but feeds are very short for
    the first three or four days.

  • After two weeks

    Once your milk supply is established, your baby will go up to
    three - four hours between feeds.

  • After three months

    Over time your little one will be able to hold more milk in their
    tummy, and will go four hours between day feeds, with one
    nightly feed.

Baby Feeding Basics

Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby. The milk you naturally produce is like a
magical elixir, packed with antibodies that help protect your little one from infections and diseases, with the
positive effects lasting beyond the early years.

  • Get into Position

    Relax in a supportive chair with a pillow under your baby to bring them to the height of your breast.

  • Latch On

    Position your baby’s top lip to your nipple – this can automatically make your baby latch on. If your baby can’t open their mouth wide enough to latch on, squeeze your breast as if you were squishing a letter into a letter box – this makes the shape easier to latch onto.

  • Getting Milk

    Your baby’s small quick sucks should turn deeper, and more rhythmic which shows they are feeding well.

  • Swapping Sides

    When your baby slows down, use your finger on their lip to break them off. Wind your baby then move them onto the other breast. When they won’t suck anymore you know they’ve had enough.

Baby Feeding Basics

One benefit of bottle feeding is that other family members can help with feeds. Some mums worry about bonding with baby if they’re not breastfeeding, but the interaction, closeness and sound of your voice encourages bonding rather than the feeding method.

  • Milk Temperature

    Breastfed babies get their milk at the perfect temperature, always ready to go. To test the temperature of bottle milk, sprinkle a few drops on your wrist - it should be warm, not hot or cold.

  • Bottle Feeding

    Get comfortable, and hold your little one at a 45 degree angle in the crook of your arm. Make sure the bottle isn’t held too flat, instead tilt the bottle so the teat is full of milk.

  • Burping Baby

    Trapped air makes your baby feel full before they’ve eaten enough. Burping helps bring up those bubbles. You can minimize air intake by using an angled bottle or one with disposable liners.

Baby Seating

Every baby grows at different rate, but we recommend
using a highchair from 6 months – 3 years old. Reclining
chairs support little bodies, plus safety straps are a must
to keep your child from slipping under the seat tray and
falling out of the chair.

Booster seats are the next stage for active little ones! The
transition to an adult chair, booster seats help your child
find new ways to sit, eat, and play.