Moms who strictly formula feed…

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I was going to invest in a baby brezza until I realized it didn’t make odd amounts of formula (3 oz, etc). That alone was enough for me to save my money and keep doing it the old school way. I do use a shaker cup to make enough formula for the day sometimes though, lol.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I do not recommend that product, at all. The measurements on both the powder and the water, is wrong. Plenty of people reviewed it and we tested it after we saw the reviews, it regularly poured at least 0.4 oz more than it was supposed to. The formula measure was way off from the chart they supply you as well. To me, it wasn’t worth the headache and the worry of whether or not it was correct.

Easy solution, buy the Dr. Browns formula pitcher and make large batches of it and buy a bottle warmer. It’s way cheaper than the Bottle Brezza and easier to clean. The Brezza had sooo many parts. More headache than what it’s worth.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yes. It’s completely amazing. I thought it was so dumb and useless until I got on as a hand me down and then I was like “this is life changing, I sing the praises of the Baby Brezza!” It’s probably not worth it for supplementing but if you’re making bottles eight times a day, it’s amazeballs. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

doxiedog1088 :  I would focus on high quality formula over a maker. My understanding with the brezza is you can’t use anything, but the formula they sell. I have been happy with Nature’s One organic formula. I buy it from vitacost with a 20% coupon. I’ve also used the dr. Browns formula pitcher during the tough sleepless times. You shouldn’t make more than 24 hours worth of formula, but it was definitely helpful. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’ve worked in infant room of daycare centers and as a nanny for infants for many years. There’s really no reason to buy that product. At most all you’ll want is a bottle warmer, but there is also no real reason for that. You can just keep filtered water out on the counter and use it as needed. Room temp will dissolve the formula, and it litetally takes 15 seconds to make a bottle. Then you can stick it in a bottle warmer if you want. To me, the Brezza just complicates things. Bottles are so easy to make anyway. There’s just no reason for that.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

doxiedog1088 :  I bought one and returned it.  After a few uses, the formula caked on the machine and started making watery formula, as the actual formula wasn’t coming through completely.  Didn’t even realize it until I was wondering why my baby cries in hunger when she just had a bottle.  You have to clean out all the parts daily, it’s a lot of work for something that’s supposed to make your life easier. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Totally our best buy to make our lives easier… makes bottles in seconds in the middle of night when I can barelly open my eyes, let alone measure formula haha. I made one by hand once and also made one with the machine to compare, they were identical, same amount of liquid, same color, looked absolutely fine to me.

We used it for one year with no issues. Full cleaning once a month, cleaning of the front parts everyday before bed. We used the formula from Costco’s and put boiled then cooled water in the machine for the first 6 months.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

doxiedog1088 :  We don’t use formula but always have some on hand. Check with your pediatrician about what type of water to use. It depends on your area and where you live. Our wanted us to use unboiled tap water. Based on that, it literally takes less than two minutes to make the bottle.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

We only supplement with formula but we find it easiest to boil water and store it at room temp, we actually bought a bottle warmer because we used to use ready to feed but we never use it now and I find powdered even easier to prepare. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I honestly found it difficult to prepare the bottles one at a time – we used Costco formula and you had to shake it pretty vigorously, but the shaking filled the bottle with bubbles and seemed to make my son’s spit up situation worse. Then we got th Dr Brown’s pitcher, which eliminated the bubbles issue but then I had to warm each bottle to room temp because my son wouldn’t drink it cold. At noon, two minutes (one to microwave a cup of water, one to let th bottle warm up in the hot water) isn’t a long time but when you’re holding a screaming baby at 3 am, having a warm bottle in 30 seconds using only one hand was incredible. 

Your kiddo might not be as sensitive to bubbles or temperature, so of course YMMV! But for me, nothing else compared. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

For my first, we just made bottles on the spot and warmed it up using hot tap water bath. Poor second kid- we borrowed my friend’s dr. brown pitcher and we love it! We make a big pitcher for the day and keep it in the fridge. We don’t bother warming it up and my baby doesn’t mind.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I exclusively formula feed and we are very happy with the Dr Browns pitcher and bottle warmer. We make a big batch every day in the pitcher and sometimes even pre-pour the bottles.  The pitcher gets the bubbles out which is helpful if you have a gassy baby.  It takes 3 mins to warm the bottle up. Baby starts to fuss, throw bottle in warmer, change baby’s diaper and bottle is ready to go.

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