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If you have recently become a parent for the first time in your life and you have no idea how to handle it then here is some advice on the basic things you need to start from.

Feeding your newborn child

Feeding can be really different among newborns and it mainly depends on whether you rely on breastfeeding or you have chosen to use a baby formula. Breastfeeding makes your child less likely to develop any allergies but there are also cases when babies are allergic to one or more of the components of the milk of their mothers. In case your baby appears to be allergic to the milk of its mother this is not something you should overlook just because it has been stated in many websites and by many experts that breast milk is the best way to feed a newborn child.

There are similar results when using a baby formula. There are babies that are allergic to formula and the formulas that most commonly lead to allergies are the casein-based ones. The symptoms of allergy include but are not limited to:

- excessive gases;

- diarrhea;

-constipation;

- continuous crying;

-failure to thrive.

If you can observe any of these symptoms in your newborn child, the best thing to do is go to your pediatrician and ask for advice on the matter. It has been proven that there are many allergies to milk which disappear after a child gets three years old but this is not something you should rely on.

Some feeding considerations

Breast milk can be assimilated and digested a lot faster than baby formulas and this means that a baby who feeds on breast milk will get hungry a lot more often than a child, which feeds of baby formula. Some mothers complain they can't breastfeed because of sore nipples (my Danish mother calls that Undgå ømme brystvorter ) but that problem can be avoided if you used the right type of baby care products (again, in Danish, that is Babypleje til dit spædbarn )When you breastfeed your child you should let your child drink milk at any given time it is hungry but in case you are using a formula there are certain periods of time between feedings which should not be overlooked or otherwise your child might get overfed. Moreover, the babies that are breastfed have lower chances of becoming obese than the ones which eat child formulas. A research has proven this to be true. This is something important for parents to know since their children who are breastfed might not seem to be growing the same way the formula-eating children do. However, babies who are breastfed, develop gradually and should not experience any problems or cause any concerns to their parents.

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