Treating infants and young children for congenital heart disease tends to be a challenging period for both the parents and children. Parents should be prepared to devote additional time and attention to their children after surgery to ensure that their recovery goes smoothly. Babies with congenital heart diseases tend to tire more easily during feeds. Thus, breastfeeding is recommended as babies tend to better coordinate the sucking, swallowing and breathing motions during breastfeeding as compared to bottle-feeding. The important thing is to maintain regular check-ups with your baby’s doctor, so that proper assessment of the condition can be done. Unlike older children or adults, infants are unable to vocally communicate their problems clearly, so a check-up is required to assess the progress of the recovery.