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Bottle use for breastmilk

  • In general, it is best to wait to use a bottle until breastfeeding is well-established (typically in three to four weeks).

    If your baby cannot latch-on or eat due to medical reasons, you can still express breastmilk and feed your baby from a dropper, spoon, cup or bottle. If you use a bottle, use a nipple that is slow flow.

    Call your lactation resource before you start using a bottle.