Bottle feeding at the time of coronavirus

In this day and age when almost every piece of news is related to the coronavirus, a million question marks, fears and doubts appear above young mothers’ heads. We will answer a few questions about bottle feeding during coronavirus, about the protection you can provide for your child, and about sterilizing baby equipment.

Can I bottle-feed my baby if I suspect a coronavirus or have I received confirmation that I am positive?

If you have or think you may have coronavirus, you should take precautions when feeding your baby from a bottle. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly (for at least 20 seconds) before touching your baby or feeding equipment. Try to avoid coughing or sneezing over the baby. Put a mask on your face during feeding if it will not scare the baby.

Be sure to sterilize all feeding equipment, you must not share the bottles with anyone.

When preparing formula, follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.

Sterilization of the baby’s bottles and teats is necessary until the baby is 12 months old. Apart from the feeding routine itself, this is also an important factor, especially at a time when we are fighting a pandemic. This will help protect your baby’s immune system and protect them from infections. Before sterilization, wash feeding equipment and remove residual milk with soap and bottle brush. After washing, rinse the equipment with cold running water before sterilization.

What other precautions should I take?

There are several ways you can protect your baby. You should continue to practice good hygiene, wash your hands and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Be especially careful when storing and handling sterile feeding equipment and reduce the number of people

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