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6 Home Remedies For Baby Bottle Syndrome

Home Remedies For Baby Bottle Syndrome

Baby bottle syndrome is a dental problem that a lot of babies suffer from. A new born baby is often given breast milk that has been expressed using a breast pump or machine. However, what a lot of women don’t know is that babies are not really prone to drinking out of bottles, which was never really the natural norm. Due to a sucking mechanism change, the milk tends to stay around for longer in the mouth. This problem can occur with breastfed babies too.

So Here Are Some Home Remedies You Can Try:

Clean Baby’s Mouth After Every Feed

The first thing that you should do here is ensure that you clean the baby’s mouth post a feed. But since newborns cannot be brushed, you can opt for a clean cloth that is sterilized properly. Cleaning using this method ensures that you can avoid and heal this problem.

Clean Baby's Mouth After Every Feed

Use Baby Gum Brush

Post 6 months, you can use a soft gum brush that is easily usable on the soft gums of the baby. Remember to not use a paste here but ensure that you clean the gum-brush very well before and after every use. This helps in faster healing of the gums.

Use Baby Gum Brush

Mild Clove Powder

Natural clove powder is a good remedy and prevents the problem of bottle syndrome. You should just rub the clove powder mixed with some water gently. Remember use a very small amount as the baby can be sensitive to this strong powder.

Mild Clove Powder

Try Giving A Cup

Once your baby is about 6 months old, you can also try switching over to a cup instead of just bottles. Doing so helps in preventing and treating the problem. It also doesn’t let the drinks settle on your baby’s gums.

Try Giving A Cup

Dilute Sugar Drinks

Always dilute sugar based drinks with water. Doing so helps in reducing the problem of sugar getting settled on the gums, thus causes acute teeth problems, even before your baby gets teeth.

Dilute Sugar Drinks

Don’t Feed When Sleeping

Do not feed your baby when sleeping. This means that the milk or drinks are going to stick around in the mouth for a longer time. Rather opt for feeding when baby is awake so you are able to clean the mouth.

Don't Feed When Sleeping

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