Guide to Bottle-Feeding Your Newborn: Tips and Tricks for New Moms

As a new mother, making critical decisions about how to nourish your baby is the most important of all. Feeding your baby, whether by breast, bottle, or both, plays a crucial role in their growth and development. If you’re breastfeeding, here are breastfeeding tips for you.

best feeding bottle for newborn

If you prefer bottle feeding, here are tips to make your parenthood life easier: 

  1. Choose the Right Feeding Bottles

In selecting feeding bottles, prioritize reputable feeding bottle brands that prioritize quality and adhere to safety regulations. Opt for bottles with slow-flow nipples that mimic the natural rhythm of breastfeeding, particularly suitable for newborns. 

Consider material options like glass or BPA-free plastic, bottle size, and ergonomic design for comfortable handling. For the safest options, check out Baby Company’s collection of baby feeding bottles and baby feeding accessories.

Philips Avent Natural Newborn Feeding Bottle Starter SetPhilips Avent Natural Newborn Feeding Bottle Starter Set

Mom & Baby Natural Silicone Nipple - Slow FlowMom & Baby Natural Silicone Nipple - Slow Flow

Boon Nursh Silicone Pouch BottleBoon Nursh Silicone Pouch Bottle - Coral, 4oz / 118ml - Single


       2. Milk Preparation  

Microwaves are not safe for warming breastmilk or formula due to the risk of uneven heating and hot spots that could harm your baby. It is best to use a milk bottle warmer instead. 

Baby Company has bottle warmers from trusted brands like Avent, Pigeon, Chicco, Dr. Brown's, and more available at Baby Company boutiques or inside SM Stores nationwide. Milk storage containers and breastmilk storage bags are also available in different shapes and sizes. 

Babymoov Nutrismart Portable BottleBabymoov Nutrismart Portable Bottle/Breast Milk Warmer

Boon Nursh Reusable Silicone PouchesBoon Nursh Reusable Silicone Pouches 4oz / 118ml (Pack of 3)

Chummy Baby Breast Milk Storage BagChummy Baby Breast Milk Storage Bag - 20s


      3. Find A Comfortable Feeding Position

Whether you opt to hold your baby in your arms, use a nursing feeding pillow, or sit in a reclined position. Ensure that both of you are relaxed and well-supported during each feeding session. Use a nursing support pillow like a boppy pillow to make your feeding comfortable for you and your baby. 

Establishing eye contact and engaging in tender touch fosters a stronger bond and creates a meaningful connection during feeding.

bloom maternity cuddle pillow with case


   4. Burp After Feeding

Letting the baby burp after each feeding session eases their discomfort. Burping your baby can help prevent problems like colic and fussiness, making mealtimes more enjoyable for both of you.

Drape a burping pad or cloth over your shoulder and gently hold your little one either against your chest or over your shoulder in an upright position. With soft pats or gentle rubs on their back, you can assist in releasing trapped air that causes discomfort.


enfant burp pad
Enfant Burp Pad     

      5. Clean and Sterilize Bottles Thoroughly

Maintain clean and sterilized feeding bottles, nipples, and feeding accessories. Wash bottles and accessories thoroughly with hot, soapy water after every use. For regular sterilization, use a bottle sterilizer or boil bottles in water for at least five minutes. Before storing or using the bottles again, allow them to air dry completely.


Nanobébé Microwave Steam Sterilizer

Nanobébé Microwave Steam Sterilizer - Teal

Uni-love Baby Bottle Cleanser Bottle Pump 500ml

Uni-love Baby Bottle Cleanser Bottle Pump 500ml

Philips Avent Bottle and Nipple Brush Blue

Philips Avent Bottle and Nipple Brush Blue


Feeding your baby can be a daunting task for new mothers. However, with the right tools and knowledge, it can be an enjoyable and comfortable experience for both you and your little one. 

Remember to prioritize safety and hygiene, choose the right feeding bottles, prepare the milk correctly, find a comfortable feeding position, burp your baby after each feeding session, and clean and sterilize the bottles thoroughly. 

With these tips, you can provide your baby with the best possible nourishment and bonding experience. Don't forget to check out Baby Company for the best feeding bottles and accessories for your little one. Enjoy this beautiful journey of motherhood with confidence and support!

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