Post # 1
I do plan on nursing our little one, but I know there are times when DH (or someone else) is going to want to feed him esp when I got back to work, so I wanted to have a few bottles on hand. I have been doing some research and came across Breastflow which claims to most accurately mimic the breast and breastfeeding. Does anyone have experience with these bottles? Did you like them? Was your baby able to transition between bottle and breast easily?
Please note that I do understand that all babies are different and that bottle/nipple are really a personal preference. I just wanted to register for a few bottles so I had some from the beginning. I am full aware that what whichever bottle I register for may not be the right one for our son.
Post # 3
This is the brand that we use and I will say that I have been very happy with them. We have tried 2 other types of bottles with slow flow nipples and I could tell a difference with his latch afterwards. They force him to work harder and to keep his latch wider and not just suck on the nipple.
Post # 4
I had one of those. I liked it and thought that it did a good job. It’s the only one that I tried, and Derbybride is absolutely right in her description. After I used it, I usually had better luck with breastfeeding than when I used a normal bottle.
A tip though is to only use the slow flow bottles if you switch between breast and bottle. If you give baby both slow and fast flow, they will get fussy and not like the slow flow. I know this is common sense, and you probably already thought about it, but this is just in case you didn’t. Being a new mother, I didn’t even think about it at all. After a time, she just cried whenever we tried to feed her with it.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies! I liked the fact that the baby has to ‘work’ with these bottles. If they really do what they claim, they just makes sense to me. Did any of you have trouble with them leaking or cleaning (I read several reviews were people said they leaked or were a pain to clean, but I feel that these issues are more user related and not really manufacturer)?
@Superstitions: Haha I have to laugh because I was reading reviews of different bottles and people were saying how their babies drowned with the faster flow nipples compared to their breast and they had to switch to a slower flow nipple. I couldn’t help but think “why wouldn’t you start with slow flow?”, but I’m sure it could be something that is easily overlooked with all the other new mommy excitment going on.
Post # 6
As far as the leaking thing, some of the formula (I didn’t give her much breastmilk in a bottle) did make it into the middle of the nipple and the filter. And as long as you get a dishwasher container for those parts, you should be okay with washing them. You can get these anywhere. I got mine from Target. It wasn’t something that I really washed by hand.
Also, I only had one of the Breastflow bottles and about eight normal bottles, so some were slow flow and some were fast flow. I just had to go with what I had. I did find the Breastflow a little irritating to work with, because it does take a lot of time, but I’m impatient like that. It was slower than even the normal slow flow bottles. Yuuki never drowned on the fast flow though. She just preferred getting the food quicker.
Post # 7
I like the idea behind those bottles. Do you know if they plan to make them in glass in the future? Or if another company makes something similar in glass?