Post # 1
DH and I are just starting to do some research for our baby registry. We are expecting our first in November. I plan on breastfeeding our LO but would also like to incorporate bottle feeding so my husband can enjoy the experience too.
Do you bee’s have any suggestions on bottles that worked best for your breasfed babies that avoided nipple confusion? There are SO many brands out there that all say they “best” mimick the nipple but who to believe?! It is wise to get a few different brands in case one doesn’t work? I would like to be able to switch from breast to bottle when possible and hope to find a brand or brands that allow us to do this.
Thanks for all your help ladies. Much appreciated.
Post # 3
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I used those wide playtex angled vented bottles. but seriously we went thru 5 different type of bottles to find one our babies liked. What workers for some babies….won’t work for others.
Post # 4
I hear Tommy Tippies (excuse me if the spelling is wrong) are great for breast feeding babies. However, @sexymama118:
was right. No one bottle will work for every baby. I work in an infant room and one breast feed baby uses the Dr. Brown bottles while another just takes regular generic nipples. They are both pretty “standard” shapes.
With my daughter, I used a Playtex pump so I just used their bottles for convience.
Post # 5
The First Years Breastflow bottles are the best! The have a soft outer nipple and a firmer inner nipple that mimics breastfeeding unlike any other bottle! I had to switch my son to the bottle quick when my milk supply dried out from getting pregnant with my daughter. It was the only bottle he latched onto!! I would definitely recommend you try these before anything else because I guarantee they’ll work for you, and you’ll love them as well!!!
Post # 6
Forgot to mention that with the Breastflow bottles, you can easily go between bottle feeding and breastfeeding without nipple confusion!
Post # 7
@StaceyA: I found the below link on the bee months ago and bookmarked promptly! I just last night put one bottle each to try in my Amazon cart. I’ve heard that babies can be picky so it’s best not to buy more then one type until you figure it out. My DS refused to ever take a bottle, but this time around I have to go back to work, I’m nervous about the bottle thing. I hope the link helps and I love your baby bump!
Post # 8
I use the Playtex drop-ins and slow flow nipples.
Post # 9
My best advice is not to register for bottles at all. Buy one bottle of a number of different kinds and let your kiddo try. My little guy refused a lot of bottles (although the cause wasn’t the bottle), and it may save you a lot of money/space to avoid having a ton of bottles.
Post # 10
I agree with what others said, it depends on the baby. They all dislike/like different ones. Buy a few different one’s to see what works. My guy likes the Nuk bottles and soothers when he will take them.
Post # 11
My baby uses Avent Natural bottles. I really wanted to use glass instead of plastic bottles and luckily that was the first one we tried and we didn’t have any problems. We introduced the bottle at 4 weeks, as my lactation consultant said that’s the best time to introduce (3-4 weeks) to avoid nipple confusion but still have him readily accept the bottle.
Post # 13
Side note–sorry to threadjack. My little guy wouldn’t take a bottle, either, and then I discovered I have high lipase (which makes it taste gross after a varying amount of time). Just a thought if your next little one doesn’t like the bottle either–it may be about the milk, not the bottle. I explained the problem in this thread:
DD will not take a bottle and I have to go back to work!
Hopefully that isn’t the issue and you just had a stubborn baby (or even if it is the problem, perhaps your next little one won’t care), but it’s something to keep in the back of your mind if you encounter the same issue again.
Post # 14
Thank you ladies for all the wonderful responses! I kind of had a feeling that this would be a “mixed bag” of recommendations, knowing that not everyone’s babies liked the same ones. I think I might just get one or two of a few different kind and see what happens! I know most breast pump kits come with one or two so that might help as well.
Loving all the recommendations, keep them coming! 🙂 Cheers!
I have never seen those bottles before, but how cool! They totally look like they would mimic the boob easily, so interesting!
Post # 15
I read that the Comotomo bottles are great for use alongside breastfeeding
I have picked up a few of these for the same reason – I want Dear Fiance to be able to enjoy the experience too… and he can take some night-time feedings!!
Post # 16
Thanks for the tip! I hope I don’t have high lipase, how can I tell if that is the issue? Also I see I can scald it which is great news, but I don’t want to go through the hassle if that isn’t the issue. I guess if he won’t eat that is the issue….