(Closed) What bottles should I use?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1760 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We registered for tommee tippee because its supposed to be the most natural nipple. We are going to try breast feeding and pumping for bottle feeding and I didn’t want “nipple confusion”. Since you are only doing bottle you should be able to do anything you want. 

Post # 4
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am an exclusive pumper… We started with Medela, but then had some gas issues and use Dr. Browns. I like Dr. Browns, not sure if the gas was simply do to the bottles though, we changed a lot at the same time. We also never had to think about nipple confusion so that just wasn’t part of our consideration.

Post # 5
1470 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I had Tommee Tippees and my little guy couldn’t handle the flow–way too fast. And he gets a lot of milk quickly from me, so it must come out super fast.

He also didn’t like: Breastflow, Playtex, Dr. Brown’s, and one or two others. Sigh… 

I am the master of trying various bottles–my little guy stubbornly refused a bottle from 4 weeks to 12 weeks, when I finally convinced him they weren’t the worst in the world (although he still isn’t a fan and often holds out until I get home.) 

So, with that in mind, my advice would be to get a few, not register for a ton of one kind, try them until you find one your little one likes, then get multiple. Probably not as much of a problem if you aren’t ever breastfeeding, though. 

Post # 6
6883 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We used Dr. Browns and the medela ones that came with the breast pump.  I liked both. 

Post # 8
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

 Im a pumper too & love Playtex drop-ins. Very convenient & little air gets thru as they collapse. The inserts are a continual cost but at less than $10 for a 100, I find it reasonable. Have fun and get a good pump, it takes lots of time and dedication but is tots worth it!

Post # 9
526 posts
Busy bee

Dr.Brown’s are the best I’ve tried

Post # 10
1577 posts
Bumble bee

People all suggested to me that I just get a few samples and see which the baby likes, because sometimes there is a strong preference. I got free samples form Avent and Similac just for signing up on their sites, so that’s a start! 🙂

Post # 11
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If you’re not opposed to glass, the Lifefactory ones are nice in that they are thermal shock resistent (they can go from freezer to boiling water) and they have a silicon sleeve on the outside for protection and insulation. The bottles themselves are made in France with the tops either made in Poland or the US. I think they fit several kinds of breast pumps, including Medela. Since you can switch the tops depending on what you need, you can get the baby bottles to start and swap the nipples out with sippy tops when you need sippy bottles and then with regular flat top caps when you are transitioning to regular water bottles.

Note, only the baby bottles are thermal shock resistant. If you buy the sippers, they are not.

I haven’t tried these yet myself but I’ve read good things and I’m hoping (fingers crossed) that our baby will take to these.

Post # 12
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I was using the Medela bottles that came with the pump and Dr. Brown’s for formula.  But when we started daycare he was only eating 4 ounces and my Dr. Brown’s bottles are 8oz.  They throw out any un-used milk.  So I decided to get 5 oz Nuks bottles for daycare and save my 8 oz bottles for at home.  Well he likes the Nuks brand better.  And honestly I’m starting to like them more too.  There are less parts to wash and keep up with.  And sometimes the Dr. Brown’s leak if the round insert piece isn’t lined up just right with the top of the bottle.  I’ve asked other mom’s and they’ve had the same problem.  I don’t notice any leaking on the short and fat Dr. Brown bottles just the tall skinny kind.  The short ones the round insert fits inside the the top of the bottle and creates a seal.  

Post # 13
1 posts
  • Wedding: February 2000

Hey!! Looking for the feeding your baby with bottle??

I regularly use medela swing breast pump for my little baby SmileSmileSmile

And believe me its very simple and easy to use!!SmileTongue Out

Just try it!!



Post # 14
41 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

Take it from the young lady running not only the registry desk but the customer service desk at the baby store, register for/try a few of each brand you can find. Once you find a brand that works, return any unused bottles! I tell all of my guests that same thing whenever I can.

If you go Tommee Tippee, you can actually pump directly into their bottles with the breast pump adaptor that adapts to standard size breast pumps like the medela or ameda.

The Tommee Tippee line does get a lot of people saying that it goes too fast, but now there are sooooo many more natural shape nipples and bottles so that if that is what you want, you have many options. Avent, Babies R Us, Lansinoh, Tommee Tippee, even the Similac bottles have the “natural” shape.

If that doesn’t matter, the amount of options are thru the roof haha.

Dr. Browns is an amazing choice for colic, they also have special 2oz bottles with preemie nipples if baby comes early. The downside: Lots of parts.

Nuks have good things said all the time about them, but nobody seems to pay them mind at my work.

Congratulations and hopefully you don’t have to try too many to find the ones that work best for you and your little one!

Post # 16
6883 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@vintage2010:  You do know they Dr Brown’s makes 4 oz ones to. I have both the 4 oz and 8 oz bottles. 

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