Helping with bottle-feeding
Sharing the routine – getting involved with bottle-feeding
Here are a few tips on how to do your bit during feeds:
- Prepare some of the feeds or sterilise the bottles and get all the equipment ready and your partner will love you!
- Take it in turns on night duty; wearing ear plugs will help whoever’s off duty to get a good night’s sleep. Or try splitting the night up – one of you gets up from bedtime ‘til 3am, and the other does the 3–8am shift.
- Why not take care of some of the bottle-feeding during the daytime? It’ll help you to bond with your baby and give your partner time to rest, do other things or just have some ‘me’ time. Just keep in mind that your baby may take time to adjust to taking feeds from you if they’re not used to it, so keep on trying!