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Think About Bottle Feeding vs. Breastfeeding


The decision whether to breastfeed or bottle-feed might have been hanging over your head for a while. It's one of the most taboo topics of new motherhood, so try to tune out other people's judgments and do what works for you and your baby. Read up on both breastfeeding and bottle feeding so that you're prepared for both. If you're planning to breastfeed, sign up for a breastfeeding class and stock up on nursing bras (or sports bras, if you prefer them), nursing pads (to catch leaks), easy-access shirts (for more convenient feedings), and a breast pump and storage containers. Also, have some bottles on hand in case breastfeeding doesn't go as planned — and so your partner can help with some feedings. Whatever happens, try to stay positive — babies can thrive on both formula and breast milk.

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