Cup feeding can be used from birth. It is suitable for both expressed breastmilk and infant formula. You can use any clean, open cup with a smooth surface. Cup feeding has no notable difference to bottles for average time per feed.
Cup feeding is a method that may be used as a temporary feeding option when: Babies are born prematurely and are not yet able to nurse. Babies are temporarily unable to breastfeed due to separation from mother.
How do you know when baby is ready for sippy cup?
Some signs baby might be ready include:
- They can sit without support.
- They can hold the bottle and tip it to drink independently.
- They’re eating solid foods (even just purees)
- They show interest by reaching for your cup.
Is a 10 minute feed long enough for a newborn?
Newborns. A newborn should be put to the breast at least every 2 to 3 hours and nurse for 10 to 15 minutes on each side. An average of 20 to 30 minutes per feeding helps to ensure that the baby is getting enough breast milk. It also allows enough time to stimulate your body to build up your milk supply.
Should you wake up newborn to feed?
Once your newborn establishes a pattern of weight gain and reaches the birth-weight milestone, however, it’s generally OK to wait for feedings until he or she wakes up. Most newborns need eight to 12 feedings a day — about one feeding every two to three hours.