Advice for Foster mother please!

Sandra - posted on 08/06/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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So, I am a big believer in breastfeeding, I have breastfed my 2 children for at least 2 years each - now I am about to be a foster mother and obviously don't have this option ;-) what advice have you got for me on the best substitute for breastfeeding? Thank you!!

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I think making bottle feeding mimic breastfeeding would be really important. Always hold baby during feedings. When you give a bottle hold them sitting up slightly and when you stop to burp switch baby to the other side like you would switch breasts. Snuggle, hug and touch baby as much as you can. Baby wearing may also help although that's unrelated to feeding :).

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