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Small, 4 fl oz (120 mL) bottles are a good size for newborns. As your baby starts to take more formula during a feeding, you will likely want to have bigger 8 fl oz (240 mL) bottles on hand.
Bottles are made of glass or plastic.
Nipples have been designed to imitate a mother's nipple. The human nipple is short and flexible, which makes it easy for a baby to grasp and suckle. But some babies have difficulty with some bottle nipples that are too short.
General guidelines for buying bottle nipples:
Nipple shapes include:
You may need to experiment with a few different types of nipples until you find one that seems most natural for your baby.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD, MPH - PediatricsKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMarch 29, 2018
Current as of:
March 29, 2018
John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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