Things you'll need for bottle feeding

Before you get started bottle-feeding your baby, you’ll want to make sure you have everything you need to hand. Naturally, all the equipment you use should be thoroughly washed and sterilised, to protect your baby.

You’ll need a number of bottles and teats, expressed breast milk or your chosen formula milk, sterilising equipment, bottle and teat cleaning brushes as well as any muslins or bibs you usually use when feeding your baby.

Finding the right bottle and teat for your baby

There are many different types of bottles and teats available. Make sure that you choose one with the right flow rate for your baby’s age.
Do also bear in mind that some specialist milks are thicker and therefore need a different teat, so it’s important to refer to the guidance on pack.