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When can we introduce our 3 month old baby to the bottle feeding? We fear that bottle feeding might bring the chances for infection. Plz suggest
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
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In brief: Now
You can introduce a bottle as soon as breast feeding is well established- i usually recommend at about one month of age.
Its helpful if someone other than mom feeds the baby the bottle and if mom leaves the house so the baby won't cry to nurse instead! to decrease chance of infection make sure you clean and sterilize (in boiling water) the bottle equipment. Clean after each use.

In brief: Now
You can introduce a bottle as soon as breast feeding is well established- i usually recommend at about one month of age.
Its helpful if someone other than mom feeds the baby the bottle and if mom leaves the house so the baby won't cry to nurse instead! to decrease chance of infection make sure you clean and sterilize (in boiling water) the bottle equipment. Clean after each use.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
And do not let the baby lie flat with the bottle. Keep him/her at 45 degree angle and take the bottle away when done.
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In brief: Do u have to?
If the baby is nursing well and gaining weight you can wait.
By sterilizing the bottles and nipples and using clean water you can minimize the risk of infection.

In brief: Do u have to?
If the baby is nursing well and gaining weight you can wait.
By sterilizing the bottles and nipples and using clean water you can minimize the risk of infection.
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
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