bottle recommendations

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i have a very gassy, grunty, all around uncomfortable little guy. hes a month old and has been bottle fed since he was 2 weeks. ive tried switching his formula and his little tummy is still upset. ive been using playtex drop in bottles that i used for my daughter, but i think that could be part of the problem. so im going to get some new bottles, and i was just wondering what kinds do you recommend? ive tried nuk orthodontic bottles and he wont drink out of them. ive heard great things about dr browns and even though theyre pricey im sure theyre worth it. ive been using wide nipples, but do you think i could switch to the standard? i never had this problem with my daughter, so im in need of a little help here! what do you think?

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Jennifer - posted on 11/13/2010

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i have the same problem with my little one and i found some playtex ventaire advanced bottles, and they even make him spit up less so ya try those ones and good luck with the little guy :)

Kristin - posted on 11/09/2010

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Ive been using Playtex bottles since my Daughter was born, and havent had any problems.. She was on Emfamil and was really gassy, so I switched to Good Start and also haven't had any problems since..

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Brooke - posted on 11/14/2010

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My daughter uses the NUK's and she loves them! She uses the NUK pacifiers as well. I think she likes the shape of the nipple which is why I bought them in the first place.

Jen - posted on 11/14/2010

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My daughter is using the playtex drop ins and she loves them, but she also had the gasy problem, so i switched her to lactose free. a lot of people say that Born free is an excellent bottle and it for sure reduces any colic.... u should try that brand.... like i said, many of my friends are using that and have no problems at all.... Hope this helped!

Whitney - posted on 11/13/2010

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My son had the same issue- his belly just got such bad gas bubbles and you couldn't help but feel helpless! We swtiched from the NB Medela bottles to the Dr Browns (we had to go staright to level 2 nipples though) and he's been great since. There is a value pack sold at Toys R Us for $30 and it's well worth it. You get several large and 2 small bottles, plus extra nipples and cleaners. Hope this helps!

Heather - posted on 11/12/2010

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ive only used the avent naturally bottles i love them she never had any nipple confusion no fussiness or anything they are a little pricy where im from they are 10$ a bottle but i think theyre totally worth it

Krys - posted on 11/12/2010

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Hi Shannon, my little man is now almost 14 months old but I also had this same problem for 7 months when he was smaller. He would scream in pain from the discomfort. The first thing that I did was switch to avents "natural" nipple bottles. I LOVE these..I only ever needed 4 bottles the entire time he was bottle fed. Never broke one, and never chewed through a nipple although he had a lot of teeth. I instantly noticed a difference but the discomfort wasnt completely gone yet. So off I went on a mission to change his formula (If you do this make sure you use an entire can before switching again, if needed) I tried 3 before I ended on Parents Choice low iron. I havnt had a problem since. I wish you luck, I know just how heartbreaking it is to see them uncomfortable.

Iysha - posted on 11/11/2010

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I absolutely loved the Born Free bottles...and they're cheaper than Dr. Browns =] For my next baby, I am only using those. I have used the Playtex bottles and hated them.

Hope - posted on 11/11/2010

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My son is breast fed but when his dad watches him we have finally switched to formula/bottles. He hates formula because he gets gassy. But even after formual switches and drops we decided to try more expensive bottles. Dr.Brown is good for gassy babies as well as Tommee Tippee. They are about the same price but well worth it.
They both have slow flow and controled flow nipples but if those don't work try the premie nipples. My son was large for his age but after breast feeding bottle were too fast even with the slow flow and the doctor said to use the premie nipples til he adjusted.
Hope it helps =) And good luck at the store this weekend.

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when i put him on formula, i started out with good start, but switched to enfamil gentlease (good start doesnt make a gentle formula or i couldnt find one anyway) and he was still gassy after a couple weeks on that and why spend extra money on formula that isnt helping was my way of thinking, so i put him on parents choice, which is what my daughter was on, and its the same as being on the enfamil, so thats how i figure its not the formula thats causing his gas. im going to look at babies r us for different bottles this weekend, and see what they have and get a couple of a different kind to see if that helps. thanks for all your input.

Erin - posted on 11/10/2010

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My son was a "power puker". I started with Avent bottles, tried the Playtex drop ins, tried gas dorps and different formulas. What eventually worked was the Gerber bottles. They are about $5 for a 3 pack at walmart, if you want to try a cheaper bottle before spending a lot of money on the DR. Brown's. Also, Enfamil makes a formula for gasiness (Gentilease I think). Good luck.

Emily - posted on 11/09/2010

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I was unable to breastfeed so I started to use the playtex ventaire, but I started with the wide nipple as it was close to the breast and an easy transition. I also use the Enfamil Premium Lipil, & I have had no major problems with gassiness. When she did though, Mylicon was a huge help! It is safe to give after every feeding if neccessary. I now just use the standard ventaire & have not had to use any Mylicon in months. I hope this helps.

Sarah - posted on 11/09/2010

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I swear by the Dr. Brown's bottles. My son refuses to drink out of anything else.

Melissa - posted on 11/09/2010

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I used dr browns ..love them..and Enfamil Nutramingin..very expencive but got tons (a whole months worth) for free from my pediatrition....we stopped using it at 3 months and our guy was fine!
be sure to get bottles that are made with glass or ploypropylene.. you want bpa, phalates and pvc free...most are these days but some are not. I here the playtex drop ins are great because you dont have to much to wash!

Jodi - posted on 11/09/2010

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I breastfed my daughter for 4 months and when i was going back to work she would only take a playtex ventaire bottle, the wide ones though not the standards i tried everything else, i personally really like them, i feel like the air really does push to the back of the bottle.

Sarh - posted on 11/09/2010

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Also, I agree w/Kristin! My daughter was on Good Start and used the Playtex Drop-Ins and was never gassy! Maybe try the Good Start.

Sarh - posted on 11/09/2010

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I would stick w/the Playtex Drop in bottles as those are the bottles I was going to suggest. Try switching to a preemie nipple as the one you are using my allow the formula to come out too quickly for him which could cause him to suck in extra air. When I push the air out I also push out all of the bubbly foamy formula until just a stream of formula comes out. The foamy stuff is pretty much air. My daughter has a narrow airway and I used these bottles w/her, but I had to get the preemie nipples because w/the slow flow her eyes would roll in the back of her head and the ped actually thought she was having seizures while feeding, but suggested the preemie nipples.
I know you said you tried switching formulas, did you switch just brands? different types of different brands? Did you try one that is lactose free? Or for fussy/gassy babies? I'm using Similac Sensitive for my son. He RARELY ever gets a bottle, but he seems to do fine on it.
The wide nipples should be fine as they are most like the breast he may not take the standard. If he has a tight latch on the wide nipples then stick w/those.

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i do have one of the playtex ventaire bottles, but he doesnt seem to like it too much. i would discuss it with his doctor, but we're still seeing the midwife (up to 6 weeks postpartum we're in her care) and i asked her and she said she had no idea because they're very big on breastfeeding, which failed for me for the second time. at least she was understanding about my switch to formula, but she still was unsure about the type of bottles and formula to use. im going to get a couple evenflo bottles and see how he works with them, and if that doesnt help then im going to make an appointment with my doctor and see what his opinion is. thank you all for your advice! :)

Chrystal - posted on 11/09/2010

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Maybe try avent bottles w/ avent nipples. I use those for my daughter and they work great. You might want to talk to your baby's pediatrician and see what he/she says.

Nikkole - posted on 11/09/2010

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yea my friend use's the Playtex and i hate them cause you have to use the liners i just think the evenflos are easier and they ware decent price!

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i already have changed his formula... so i dont think thats the problem.
Nikkole, im going to try out those evenflo bottles. i looked at them online and its worth a try. plus, then i wont have to keep buying the liners for the playtex bottles!

Rita M. - posted on 11/09/2010

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Have you considered the posibility that it might be the formula doing all the damage? I heard that Simulac had a recall of their product because it had mold.
Anyhoot, for a bottle DR. Brown really is great and worth the price, and all you really need is one.
hope this helps you :)

Nikkole - posted on 11/08/2010

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i use evenflo comfi i used these with both my kids and they loved them!

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