These are some of the essentials to consider in order to bottle or breastfeed a baby:
You absolutely need this if you plan to breastfeed and go back to work. The only way you can avoid getting one is if you plan to be with the baby all the time until he is weaned. You only need one but research which one you want. manual (the least expensive) does not work for everyone. Check with your friends to get first hand testimonials before you make your purchase.
Bottles are necessary if you don’t plan to breastfeed, going to supplement breastfeeding or you want to store your milk. Minimum 6 if breastfeeding, you can start with 4 oz. bottles in the beginning.
Breastfeeding is proven to be the best for baby. Substitute with formula if you really must. also, if formula gets too expensive, consider breastfeeding.