12. Purpose, Equipment, and Procedure
for Infant Bottle Feeding
1) To supply proper nourishment
to the baby.
2) To provide fluid intake in adequate
1) Formula at room temperature
2) Two diapers and ointment as instructed
c. Procedure (Bottle-fed infants usually
demand feedings every 3 to 4 hours.)
1) Wash hands and dry thoroughly.
2) Change the diaper.
3) Wrap the infant in a receiving blanket
and put a bib on him or her (a clean diaper can be used as a bib).
4) Wash your hands after changing the
5) Position the baby in a sitting position
(a) Hold the bottle at such an angle
that the nipple is always full to avoid the swallowing of air.
(b) Burp the baby after taking 1/2 to
6) Position the baby for burping, using
one of following techniques.
(a) Keeping baby in an upright position,
place the baby's chin in the palm of your hand and gently pat the baby
on the back with your other hand.
(b) Place a clean diaper on your shoulder
and hold the baby in an upright position with the head resting on your
shoulder securely and gently pat the baby on the back until he or she burps.
7) Change the diaper and crib sheet if
8) Place the baby on his or her abdomen
in the crib unless otherwise instructed.
9) Chart the date, time, intake, stools,
and urine on the Homemaker's Progress Note.
10) Rinse and discard the bottles; clean
up the work areas.
11) Wash and dry your hands thoroughly.
12) Report any feeding difficulties to
the client and document on the Homemaker's Progress Note.