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health issues in
babies and their
obesity in childrenCTV News Edmonton reported about new research, recently published in the Journal of Pediatrics, which links baby bottle use in toddlers to obesity: “A large new study finds that kids who were still being put to bed with a bottle of milk at age two were more than 30 per cent more likely to be obese... click to read
by the time they were five. The study authors conclude that prolonged bottle use may lead to the child taking in too many calories each day. It may also train the children -- and perhaps their parents -- to use food and drink to comfort the children.”
BARE™ air-free has been designed with features that promote infant to only takes what he/she needs. The specially punctured Perfe-latch™ nipple works in synergy with tip extension and Air-plug™ action to only dispense milk upon suckling, like mother’s breast. Additionally, BARE™ air-free allows baby to feed in a more natural, upright position for better digestion and helps avoid the unhealthy habit of infants feeding in lie down position. Babies who are fed with BARE™ bottles may transition to straws and open cups earlier than babies who are fed with conventional vented bottles.
Furthermore, vented baby bottles may contribute to the problem stated by this study because of the excessive amounts of milk dispensed and gravity-based feeding that drives infants and toddlers to feed in an unhealthy lie down position.
“The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents avoid putting their child to bed with a bottle to prevent tooth decay. The Canadian Pediatric Society also recommends beginning the transition to a sippy cup after six months and, if needed, using water in a baby bottle at bedtime.”
There was a recent story in the New York Times about a 2 ½ year old who was admitted to Seattle Children’s Hospital and placed under general anesthesia to have 11 of his 20 baby teeth with cavities drilled and filled, in addition to having a root canal on a molar and two incisors extracted. click to read
I found it utterly shocking that in this day and age, in a first world county such as the US, that this could happen. So the question is how did it happen? Dr. Vidhya Sampath explained, in an article written for Colorado Health “Milk lactose and fruit juice contain sugars that support decay. The practice of putting a toddler to bed with a bottle of milk or fruit juice has caused the most devastating forms of tooth decay, called Baby Bottle Tooth Decay or Early Childhood Caries, in infants and toddlers”.
One of the problems that I discovered with vented bottles is that they require the baby to recline or lie on their back while feeding. This behavior encourages parents to give baby bottles to their babies at nap and bedtime. BARE™ air-free baby bottles are revolutionary because they dispense milk regardless of your baby’s position. Now your child can sit up straight, bring the bottle to his/her mouth and begin feeding. This encourages "awake time" feedings instead of bedtime feedings. This benefit also supports development of self-feeding for faster/more successful weaning and seamless transition straw/open-cups. We are hopeful that with the advent of BARE™, parents will be encouraged to adopt better feeding habits for their children and thereby reduce the incidences of devastating tooth decay in toddlers.
Here’s a quick biology lesson. At room temperature, bacteria cells multiply by splitting and doubling their numbers every 20 to 30 minutes. This process, called oxidation or decomposition, causes vitamins and nutrients in milk to disintegrate over time. click to read
Baby backwash can also cause bacteria growth due to contamination.
There are several ways to slow down bacteria growth in foods, like refrigeration (lower temperatures inhibit bacteria growth) and vacuum treatment. Vacuum Treatment іѕ air-free or air-extracted storage of food in an air-tight container. In an air-free environment, bacteria is deprived of thе oxygen іt needs to multiply and grow. Hence, thе growth of thеѕе micro-organisms іѕ slowed аnd food stays fresh longer.
BARE™ air-free baby bottle maintains an air-free environment to prevent oxidation and contamination. The air-plug™ enables mom to expel any air that remains in the bottle after filling with milk and installing the nipple. Just like a hypodermic syringe, you push the air-plug™ from the bottom up until you see a drop of milk coming out of the nipple. The air-plug™ only moves with baby suction, and doesn't backslide, this helps prevent baby’s backwash and spit into the bottle to keep milk fresher longer.
In conclusion, BARE™ air-free baby bottle inhibits bacteria-growth due to its air-tight properties, keeping milk fresher, healthier and more nutritious than vented bottles.
bond with your baby.
Bonding with your baby is probably one of the most pleasurable aspects of infant care. You can begin by cradling your baby and gently stroking him or her in different patterns. If you and your partner both hold and touch.. click to read
your infant frequently, your little one will soon come to know the difference between your touches. Each of you should also take the opportunity to be "skin to skin" with your newborn by holding him or her against your own skin when feeding or cradling.
When a mom breastfeeds her baby, bonding may come naturally. But for the other 70% of parents, BARE™ air-free baby bottles offer the closest experience to breastfeeding. The tip of the nipple extends up to 2 times inside the baby’s mouth, just like a mother’s breast. BARE™ dispenses milk upon suction only, and 100% air-free. Mother’s breasts store milk in glands called lobes, they dispense milk upon suction only and 100% air-free. Choosing carefully the kind of baby bottle you use with your baby could be key to successfully bond with your baby.
The Ways Babies Bond
Touch becomes an early language as babies respond to skin-to-skin contact. It's soothing for both you and your baby while promoting your baby's healthy growth and development.