Q&A: Should I Purchase Bottles?

Do I need to buy bottles for my baby?
ByErin van Vuuren
February 26, 2017
Hero Image

Not necessarily. Unless you will be away from baby for extended periods of time (like if you are returning to work), you might never need a single bottle. Bottle nipples can sometimes cause babies to have trouble latching for breastfeeding, so you shouldn’t feel the need to introduce a bottle “just in case.” It’s especially important to steer clear of artificial nipples in the first six weeks or so of baby’s life, until breastfeeding is well established.

Related Video
google releases new bottle feeding emojis

2020’s New Inclusive Emoji Will Finally Include Bottle-Fed Babies

profile picture of Nehal Aggarwal
Nehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
collapsible baby bottle

Introducing the First-Ever Collapsible Bottle

profile picture of Anisa Arsenault
Anisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Two babies holding bottles and drinking

When Do Babies Hold Their Own Bottle?

profile picture of Lambeth Hochwald
Lambeth Hochwald
Contributing Writer
Article removed.