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A 30-year-old female asked:

Does nipple confusion exist? pediatrician's recommended bottle and paci @3 days old due to bloody nipples. i want to bf but baby doesn't frustrated

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
For some babies: It does exist for some babies. The problem is there is no way to tell which babies will have trouble and which ones won't. There is definitely a group of infants who, once they get fed from a bottle, refuse breast because it is more work. The majority of infants don't care - as long as food comes out the end, they will feed. I know you're sore, but try to get through a few more days- it will clear

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