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Bottle Buyers Beware

If you expecting a new baby, PLEASE don’t be fooled by the fancy bottles promising to help your baby fight gas, get sleep, and make your life as a new parent easier. STOP…you don’t need complex bottle systems to feed an average baby…The old favorites, still work the best. If your baby is extremely gassy or colicky, chances are a change in formula will work 100x better than switching to complicated bottle systems. If your doctor recommends you try a new bottle system, by all means please do. But if you have a full-term, non-breastfeeding baby, remember, the simpler the better. Complicated bottle systems are designed for a specific type of baby and often times will slow the flow of the milk, requiring longer feedings. Many babies will not take as much of their feedings and as a result will wake more often and be just as fussy. If you think that your baby is suffering from colic or from reflux you will need to talk with your pediatrician, there may be medications that can bring you and your baby relief. Life with a new baby is challenging enough, don’t make it more complicated than it has to be…get back to basics..simple really is better.

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