For over 50 years, NUK has been helping parents feed their babies.
Whether you choose to breastfeed, bottle-feed, or both, feeding is one of the most important things as a parent you can do for your little one – not just physically but psychologically.
For babies, as for adults, eating is a social as well as nutritional event. Your baby is taking in not just milk but all the other things he needs: comfort, caring and physical and social stimulation. This is a chance to share closeness and warmth as well as sustenance with your baby.
On a purely physical level, eating is an amazing combination of coordinated actions. It requires development of the mouth, tongue, jaw and teeth. Your baby is learning how to take milk with his lips and tongue and move them to the back of the throat to swallow. He will learn to hold his head up, chew, and master hand-to-mouth coordination. It’s no wonder that this all takes time and some practice.
Get out the bib, prepare for some messes and Bon Appétit!