Whether this is your first time as a parent or you're too familiar with spit-up and surprisingly smelly diapers, a new baby levels the playing field of parenthood. Newbies and veterans alike have to adapt to a new sleeping schedule and the cautious way in which you must care for your precious baby. You may not be aware, but there are actually a few common dangers while feeding a newborn that can happen to even the most watchful parent. Thankfully you can quickly learn about the dos and don'ts of feeding, and avoid potential health hazards.
When I first became a mom, I was afraid that every little thing I did was going to hurt my impossibly fragile newborn. Our apartment suddenly felt more like a minefield than a home. But I learned, like most parents do, that babies are stronger than you give them credit for and no one knows it all. In fact, being open enough to admit that you don't have the answers is the first step to learning how to keep your newborn safe in various situations. So if you're not quite sure if your feeding is up to par, then check out these common dangers that can occur while feeding a newborn.