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What is the definition or description of: nipple confusion?

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Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Nipple confusion: This term is used for breastfed infants that are offered other types of nipples, such as bottles and pacifiers and this can interfere with successful breastfeeding. The infant tries to use the bottle-feeding technique on the breast and has difficulty latching-on and sucking.

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