Newborn feeding does not require you to a prepare lavish buffet; it's just a tiny belly that you need to feed after every few hours. If you are planning to use formula milk for your newborn, you may want to add the following items in your baby checklist:
Do not try to feed your baby anything before s/he turns 4-6 months old, not even water. Many parents try to introduce honey, egg whites, juice, water, etc. (these parents could be quite creative when it comes to feeding newborn babies!). Before four to six months, doctors strictly discourage any kind of food intake (that includes liquids as well).
Your newborn will soon turn into a toddler, and before you know it, you have a preschooler in your home asking you to color a picture with you. So do not jump into haste. Let your baby eat and drink according to his age. At the moment, his newborn stomach is not developed enough to digest any kind of solids or liquids, other than breast or formula milk. As time passes and he grows, the tiny tummy also develops. Till then, one word: Patience!
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