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Q&A: Should I Purchase Bottles?

Do I need to buy bottles for my baby?
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February 26, 2017
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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.

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