If you have decided to bottle feed your baby, you may be overwhelmed by the number of bottles available. Do you choose a bent or straight bottle? Do you want a bottle with a liner or without? Do you want a glass bottle or plastic bottle? How do you choose a bottle or bottle system for your baby?
Many people choose a bottle based upon recommendations from their family and friends. This is a good way to make a choice, but keep in mind that your baby may not like the same bottle that your friend’s baby liked. In fact, if you bottle feed all of your babies, you still may need different types of bottles because each of your children might like a different type of nipple. For this reason, it is best to not purchase a lot of bottle supplies initially. For example, you may have purchased a nice bottle system only to discover that your baby really likes the style of bottle used at the hospital. In that case, you may decide to purchase bottles that are similar for use at home.
Even if you are breastfeeding, you may want to train your baby to take a bottle. This is helpful if you need to go back to work, as your baby will be adjusted to drinking from a bottle as well as breastfeeding. In this case, you will want to find a system that is designed to be used by breastfeeding mothers. If you have… Read the rest