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Feeding Supplies For A Newborn

I'm not sure if I'm going to breastfeed or not yet. If I decide to bottle feed, what supplies should I buy?

Actually, even if you do decide to breastfeed, keep bottles and nipples on hand for pumping. This will give your partner a chance to feed and bond with the baby, and enable you to take a break if necessary. Here's what you'll need.

  • 10-16 bottles and nipples, both four and eight ounce (if fed strictly by the bottle, baby will go through about ten in the four ounce size per day)
  • Liners, for disposable bottles
  • Bottle warmer (cuts down on nighttime trips to and from the kitchen)
  • Bottle sterilizer (if your dishwasher doesn’t have one)
  • Bottle brush
  • Dishwasher basket for small items
  • 4-8 bibs
  • Burp cloths
  • High chair
  • 2-4 pacifiers
  • Formula (if not nursing)

For nursing moms:

  • 1-3 nursing bras (Breasts swell following birth, so start with one size larger than your maternity bra. Wait until size settles down — about twoweeks after birth — to purchase additional bras.)
  • Nursing pads
  • Nipple cream
  • Nursing pillow
  • Pump (even if you plan only to nurse, a pump will allow you to leave milk for baby if you want or need to separate)
  • Milk storage bags

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