Buying meat instead of `Aqiqah

Q 10: Is it sufficient for a person to buy meat instead of slaughtering `Aqiqah (sacrifice for a newborn) or should he slaughter a sacrificial animal?

A: A person should slaughter a sheep for a female baby and two sheep for a male baby.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.