When it comes to feeding your baby, you may decide to bottlefeed or combine feed. Our guide will help you make sense of bottles and teats and find what's best for your baby.
A bottle with a teat allows you to feed your baby with either infant formula milk and/or your expressed breast milk. Bottles can be made from glass or different types of plastic, and there are many different styles and shapes. The teat is what you baby sucks on and these come in different 'flow rates' (how fast the milk comes out). For a newborn it's important the flow rate is not too fast. As your baby gets bigger he or she can progress to faster flow teats.
Unless you're going to exclusively breastfeed, you'll need some bottles and teats. It can be a good idea to have some bottles and teats just in case, as well as a steriliser to keep your bottles and teats sterile.
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