Why should I heat my baby’s milk?

Postnatal, Your questions

Marie, my name is Chantal, and I was wondering why I always have to heat my baby’s milk. He is 2.5 months old, and sometimes I find heating the milk long. Why do we have to heat it, and until what age? Thanks for your help, Chantal. 


Chantal, your baby is still very young and has to learn about his environment. When a baby breastfeeds, the milk is naturally warmer than room temperature. Are there reasons for this? Does it help babies better digest the milk? Does warmer milk absorb better? I don’t know, but current research seems to indicate that babies automatically prefer warm milk vs. cold milk. But heating milk doesn’t provide any additional nutritional benefits. Don’t forget that you should never heat a bottle in the microwave.

 

We also suggest that you should heat your baby’s milk for the first six months, and starting from five months you can start giving them warm milk. At about 10 months they can begin to drink cold milk from the fridge.

Chantal, I hope this answers your question and helps you understand why we recommend heating milk. It requires a bit of patience, but your baby is growing fast, and soon you won’t have to heat their milk anymore.

Talk soon,

 

Marie

The Baby Expert 

Discover our videos

Subscribe to a monthly or quarterly package now to access full videos.

Bathing a Newborn

Bathing a Newborn

You might feel insecure giving a newborn a bath. Marie demonstrates a newborn bath massage with baby Romain. After watching
Prematurity

Prematurity

In this video, I am accompanied by Dr. Véronique G. Dorval, a neonatologist and director of the Neonatal Clinic at
The Calming Dance

The Calming Dance

Your baby is inconsolable, and you’ve tried everything. Have you tried the calming dance? With simple movements, this dance can
Newborn discomforts

Newborn discomforts

Newborn conjunctivitis, seborrheic dermatitis (or cradle cap), bloating, regurgitation, vomiting, reflux and colic. Marie frequently saw these newborn ailments during

Discover other articles

How to help a constipated baby

How to help a constipated baby

In this entry, I will provide you tips to help a constipated babybreast and bottle fed baby.
RESP: Plan your Child’s Future Now!

RESP: Plan your Child’s Future Now!

Hello Parents, Every parent wants to give the best to their child. A proper diet, care, psychological and social development, and also the best opportunities
My wrist hurts at night and feels numb. Why?

My wrist hurts at night and feels numb. Why?

What’s happening, Marie? I can’t pick up a plate because my wrist hurts in the evening. I wake up frequently because I feel numb. Do
Baby and hiccups

Baby and hiccups

A baby with hiccups in their mother’s stomach is a sign your little one is in great health. You don’t need to be worried.

Why should I heat my baby’s milk?

Par Marie Fortier Temps de lecture: 1 min
0