Moms who strictly formula feed…

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I used the Dr. Brown’s formula pitcher, it worked great & I’m glad we purchased it. And it was cheap, less than $20.

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee

We use the Dr. Brown’s pitcher and love it. 

Post # 19
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Helper bee

doxiedog1088 :  You should really check with the MD before using a brita! We have had multiple doctors ask us not to do that and mentioned that some filters also remove necessary components.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I use ready-to-feed formula so no mixing required. Probably a little more expensive but worth it to eliminate the hassle. Sometimes I use a bottle warmer but sometimes I serve it cold/room temp if there is too much crying lol

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yes to the formula pitcher! We used it with both kids. It made things so easy!

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I totally recommend just picking up a kitchen scale and making big batches yourself.  The first time you make it you just see how much the right amount of formula weighs, write it down next to the scale, and use that amount to make it from then on.  It’s more precise and faster than scooping with those little formula shovels they give you.

Also prior to that method I can’t tell you how many times I was counting scoops and lost track…

Post # 23
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Helper bee

Just want to say that we used room temperature water and then a bottle warmer. I think if we would have started with no bottle warming from the beginning, we wouldn’t have even needed it, but since I thought that was the only way to do it, our baby got used to it and to this day he still drinks his whole milk warmed. He was fed pumped breast milk (poor latch and dwindling supply) and formula for the first 3 months and then just formula after that with solids introduced at 4 months. We also started with liquid formula at first and then switched to the powder. The powder was actually quite easy and I used one of those little containers that keeps like 3 servings for you so that you have them ready to go throughout the day or if you are traveling. Also got the Tommee Tippee portable warmer that you can take with you if you are traveling (just for the early days).

Post # 25
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Sugar bee

Had the Brazza and used it a few times.  Like others it didn’t dispense correctly and really caked up.

I would really recommend getting LO used to room temperature bottles. It makes your life so much easier.

 

Post # 26
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Busy bee

I was using ready to feed but have now switched to the powdered and its super easy to mix it yourself so I wouldn’t personally bother with a formula maker.

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Another vote for the dr browns pitcher and warmer once we switched to formula full time.  I loved feeling organized with all the bottles I needed ready to go for the day!  

Post # 28
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Helper bee

doxiedog1088 :  Yea. Thats what I thought and I am a scientist. I cannot remember what it frequently removes though. I had two different pediatricians tell me that but each of them may have their own opinion.

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