Post # 1
We are starting to collect the things we’ll need when the baby arrives…I’ve been given the advice to wait before buying a pump until I get an idea of what will work best for me, but if I can I’d like to buy bottles in advance. Does anyone have recommendations for what type of bottle we should buy?
Post # 3
If you are going to breast feed then I highly recommend the Breastflow bottles. The nipples are designed to make the little one work harder to get the milk just like breast feeding. I tried others and could tell a difference in how he would latch after wards. I didn’t have that problem with these bottles.
Post # 4
My best friend is expecting next month, and she got a ton of a certain bottle at her shower – almost everyone there had a baby, and they all recommended them.
Dang, why can’t I remember the name?! Dr….something.
ETA: Haha, I googled it! Dr. Brown!
Post # 5
I’ve heard that breastfed babies can be very picky about which bottles they will accept, and it’s impossible to know in advance how your kid will react. I’ve picked up two different types of bottles cheap at a consignment sale, but want to hold off on really investing in a particular type until i can see how my baby reacts to them.
Post # 6
We used Dr. Brown bottles. They are a PAIN IN THE ASS to clean because there’s like 4 different parts to every single bottle, but they have a special valve that greatly reduces the air the baby sucks down with the milk, so they are a lot less gassy and colicky. They’re not super cheap, but they work wonders for the first few months when your baby is likely to be extra gassy or have reflux. I think we switched to regular old bottles without a valve when our daughter was around 5 months or so, and after cleaning those darn Dr. Brown bottles for so long it was such a relief to only have 2 parts to clean for each bottle!
(Oh and I forgot to mention: the Dr. Brown bottles have a special nipple that is wider and resembles a mother’s nipple, so the baby gets less confused by switching between bottle and breast, if you’re going to sometimes pump. Regular nipples are much easier to get milk out of and the baby can develop a preference for those vs. the mother’s breast because it’s less work, so the Dr. Brown’s nipples ensure that there’s not much difference so the baby won’t prefer the bottle to breast.)
Post # 7
I second Breastflow bottles.
Post # 8
Thanks for the advice everyone!
Post # 9
We are using (and loving) the Mimijumi bottles. They are designed to mimic the breast to avoid nipple confusion. My baby took to them right away and switches easily between bottle and breast. They look cool, too.