The transition to artificial breastfeeding, especially in cases where it is not a choice but a necessity, should not be experienced by the mother as an inability to care for a child or a defeat. The most important thing is always and only one: that the child is nourished and feels loved, at all times and in all circumstances. It is therefore important that the bottle feeding takes place in the same way as breastfeeding to allow both to fully enjoy this moment of intimate knowledge.
A parenthesis of calm and tranquility
The environment must be calm and relaxed, the child must feel the contact of the mother and her love, even if it does not attach directly to the breast. The moment of the feeding, in fact, represents in any case a marvelous group of emotions, of communication, of love and tenderness which we must not renounce. As for breastfeeding, it is important to carve out a parenthesis away from confusion, noise and distractions by connecting with each other.
The involvement of the father
Artificial feeding has the advantage of being able to directly involve the father at this important moment. In fact, after the first few weeks, even the father can experience the thrilling experience of feeding the baby to his baby. This will help them to get to know each other and to get closer and closer as a father and son, mitigating the rise of feelings of jealousy, exclusion and abandonment that new parents often feel.