Post # 1
Has anyone done research on bottles yet? I’m planning to BF but want a bottle option just in case and have heard that regular bottles / nipples may be too easy for a BF baby and may cause choking / pooling. Also, I read that some babies don’t like going back to breast after using bottles because traditional nipples are less work.
I think my bottle choice will be The First Years Breastflow bottle system. I like these because they seem less complicated but still force baby to use the same muscles.
What are your thoughts?
Post # 3
Most bottles these days claim to mimic breast feeding. I’m starting out with the playtex nursers with drop ins because the inserts collapse as the baby feeds so they cant swallow in as much air as they do with a regular bottle and that reduces gas and colic.
Most recently I received an ad in the mail for a bottle by similac and the shape of the nipple makes me think it will be much like breast feeding. but I dont know anyone who has actually tried this similac bottle yet
Post # 4
The woman who ran our nursing class said that she’s had the most success w/ Dr. Brown’s bottles for breastfed babies. What I did was to buy a couple of bottles from a few different brands. Once we figure out which ones our baby will take, I’ll buy some more. Right now I have Dr. Brown’s, Born Free, and some random bottles that came with my pump, so I guess they’re Medela?
We picked up some “just in case” formula from Target over the weekend, and it came with one of those bottles for free. I can let you know how it is once we try it out.
Post # 5
closer to nature by tommee tippee.
Post # 6
I have done tons of research and Tommee Tippee is what I am going with. Plus I like their pumping system and their method of freezing and thawing breast milk.
Post # 7
I looked at and thought about Breastflow, Tomme Tippee, etc.
But after hearing experience of many other women who breastfed, including my sister, we’re going to start with the Playtex Drop-Ins and see how that goes.
Post # 8
We are going to use the Tommee Tippee ones I used the Playtex Drop Ins for DS but he ended up having some nipple confusion and then went to just using bottles.
Post # 9
We use the Dr Brown ones, The Similac bottles suck in my opinion. DS hates the Simliac bottle. We solely use the Dr Brown ones.
Post # 10
Some babies will take any nipple, other are super picky. I recommend not stocking up on any one particular kind until you know what is working and what isn’t for your little one. Our lactation specialist told us not to bother with the ones that look like boobs. Not worth the money according to her.
Post # 11
Oh I really like that Tommee Tippee bottles dont have as many parts and that they are available in Canada. I really want to exclusively BF so it’s scary to think about nipple confusion or that baby would prefer a bottle. Thanks ladies.
Post # 12
While I don’t know much about bottles nipples-I do know it’s not a good idea to stock up with bottles because so many moms around me have said they had to try multiple ones before their baby latched on.
..I too plan to have bottles for when I am not home and DH needs to feed baby some pumped milk….we plan on using the playtex drop ins because 1. they release gas and air before going into baby’s mouth so the baby will be significantly less gassy and bloaty 2. they are easier to clean! Just take out the plastic baggie and replace….
Plus if you get the right breast pump, you can pump directly into the playtex baggies
Heres a pic of a mom releasing the gas and air in the bottle before feeding baby