Bottle feeding a baby

@maximax8 (28558)
United Kingdom
June 13, 2007 11:30am CST
I have a baby. He has just come out of hospital. He has spina bifida and so he has been there for three weeks. I am doing natural feeding plus bottle feeding. Do you feed your baby warm milk or cold from the fridge? Why? Thanks.
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4 responses
@Cassy1976 (796)
• Australia
14 Jun 07
When my daughter arrived the midwives told me that I should warm up her bottle so that she doesnt get a belly ache, I test it on the inside of my wrist and basically if you cant feel it being hot or cold then that is the right temperature, sometimes I felt that it was a bit warm on my wrist I would check it on my tongue and if it didnt burn me then it was ok.
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
14 Jun 07
Yes, testing its temperature on my wrist is a good idea.
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
13 Jun 07
Hi maximax8. Hows your little one doing? I hope he is fine. Well, I fed my baby lukewarm milk. Each time I used formula milk, I always make sure I follow the instruction given. It never mentioned to give cold milk from the fridge. Beside, cold milk is not good for baby because it will upset the tummy.
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
14 Jun 07
My baby is so well considering all he has been through since birth. His legs seem to be getting stronger. He likes feeding.
@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
28 Jun 07
When my son was born my doctor and his doctor told me never to give a baby cold milk they are just to young for cold just yet warm milk helps calm them down and helps them sleep and relax.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
19 Jun 07
Always warm, I would never dream of giving cold milk. A babys core temperature would be upset by cold milk a shock to its system because they cannot regulate their own body temperature yet. Also because it would upset their stomach.