If your baby has breastmilk or formula milk from a bottle you can promote your baby’s brain development by remembering to FOCUS.
F Feed your baby on demand and avoid strict schedules. Look out for your baby’s cues which tell you when he/she is hungry.
O Only you and very close family members should feed your baby when possible. Feeds are an important time for bonding with your baby.
C Cuddle your baby close to you during feeds. Consider putting your baby skin to skin when you can.
U Use the bottle in a slightly tipped horizontal position. This will help your baby to stop feeding when he/she has had enough.
S Swap which arm you hold your baby in at each feed to promote equal eye and brain development.
NEVER LEAVE YOUR BABY TO FEED ALONE.1