Is there a certain bottle you recommend for Bottlefeeding Breastmilk?

Mitzi - posted on 12/11/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My daughter is a month old and I have been pumping and breastfeeding. A few times through out the day my husband bottle feeds her so they can bond as well. I have Nuk bottles that say are for the breastfeeding mom and it's easy for a baby to transition from breast to bottle but I feel like she doesn't know how to drink from the bottle and gives her way too much gas and spits up a lot of the milk. I have tried the playtex angled bottle but with that one the nipple confuses her and doesn't know how to latch on my breast. Also, sometimes when she is drinking from the bottle she squirms a lot, turning red and arching her body. A lot of times she has to burp or passes gas but sometimes I feel like something is wrong.

Are there any bottles out there that will make it easier for her to transition from breast to bottle and won't give her so much gas or eat too fast?

Thanks.

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Kelly - posted on 12/11/2009

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I really LOVE the Breastflow bottles by the First Years. We introduced my son to a bottle around 4-5 weeks because I was going back to work part time, and he was going to be staying home with Daddy. These bottles have been great and we have had no problem switching back and forth between nursing and bottle feeding! http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp...

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I don't have a lot of experience with bottles, but I use the playtex drop ins. convenient for me because I can pump right into the liners or put the milk storage bags in them. my 7 week old gets 2-4 bottles a week and has not had a problem going from breast to bottle.

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Christina - posted on 12/15/2009

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Well I tried the First Years BreastFlow bottles first and I had a problem with my son collapsing the nipple, so we didn't like those ones so much, even though I was so excited to use them. Both my son and my daughter took very weel to the Playtex drop ins with the silicone nipple (slow flow). I have never had a problem going back and forth from breast to bottle with those ones at all.

Trina - posted on 12/14/2009

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I would recommend the playtex drop ins with the plastic liners. You can squeeze out all the extra air and this helps to reduce gas. I was using the angled bottles too and he had too much gas. He will still breastfeed and doesn't seem to have any confusion. Make sure to get the slow nipples so there is no speed eating.

Allison - posted on 12/13/2009

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Another Breastflow (First Years) fan here! It was the only bottle my little one would take well. We tried all sorts of others, and this one worked like a charm :)

Lisa-Marie - posted on 12/13/2009

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I found the tommie tippie bottles the best my son didn't seem to mind swapping back and forth from the bottle to the breast as the teat on these bottles are designed to be like the feeding from the breast.

Mitzi - posted on 12/12/2009

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Thank you ladies. I have stopped using the Nuk bottles I purchased. Even though I like the look of the nipple it's not up to me but my baby. We have chosen to stick with the playtex bottles we have. The bottles do have a slow flow and it is a wide bottle. She does have a little bit of a hard time latching on to my breast when I use these bottle but atleast she doesn't get gassy or spits up tremendously. Thanks again!

Jessica - posted on 12/12/2009

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We use the Playtex drop ins with the slow flow nipple. My son does really well with them, and sometimes he gets choked, but no more than he does when he drinks really fast on me.

Janice - posted on 12/12/2009

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I use The First Years Breastflow bottles. My daughter, now 6 weeks, transitions back and forth with out issues. The first week, when I was engorged, she got bottled with expressed milk way more than she nursed. Once things (my milk) evened out during week two she nursed regularly with out issues like many said I would have. So the breastflow bottles are my pick!

Nicole - posted on 12/12/2009

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I also like the Playtex laytex nipple, low flow. He nods off just like at the breast. Others confused him or he would look stressed trying to drink from it... or be gulping wildly. They aren't very expensive either!

Kelly - posted on 12/12/2009

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try the playtex nursers with the laytex nipples they are more like the breast even the shape of the nipple

Krystal - posted on 12/11/2009

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Tommy Tippee do a type of bottle specifically for the breastfeeding mum, I think its called Back to Nature. xx

Amy - posted on 12/11/2009

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I use the Dr. Brown's wide mouth bottle with the stage 1 nipple because it is a very good slow flow. My little guy is 8 months and we still use the stage 1 nipple. We have not had any problem with gassiness or spit up, but we are only using bottles for when he is at daycare during the day and I BF when I'm with him in the morning and evening.

K - posted on 12/11/2009

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Gerber Nuk nipples with the Mother's Milkmate bottle system made pumping and feeding a breeze.

Linzie - posted on 12/11/2009

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hey when she squirms, or grunts, or arches he back, it could be a burp. my son got a lot of burps and that really affected how he ate, and it was hard to get burps out. thats another reason to go with the playtex drop-in.

i started with a soothie pacifier, then used the soothie bottle, now i can use any bottle and he still does great.

Alanda - posted on 12/11/2009

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I tried a few bottles but it really boils down to the nipple. A wide neck nipple, like the ones the platex drop ins use, will be easier for the baby to go back and forth between bottle and breast. Platex (and I'm sure other brands as well) have different flows for the nipple, from slow to fast. Start with a slow flow nipple to ensure they are not getting more than they can handle. I found that early on the non-silicone ones (brown ones) worked best because they are softer and more like the breast. As my daughter grew we moved on to the silicone nipples but I still use the platex drop in system, the bag deflates as they drink and they get less air in. Hope this helps. :o)

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