What is the best type of bottle for a breast feed baby?

Synquis - posted on 03/28/2010 ( 31 moms have responded )

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When I go to school my son has to take a bottle, but he dosen't like the way they feel. What type of bottle is best?

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Jessica - posted on 04/01/2010

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I have breast feed all 3 of my girls for the first 4 months and they all had to have the Nuk bottles and nipples. They also wanted the binkies nuk too! They would not take any other kind of nipple or binkie.....they say the reason for this is because "Nuk" brand is the closest or next best thing to a mothers breast......SO TO ALL THE NEW BREAST FEEDING MOMMIE'S OUT THERE USE A NUK!!!!! THEY WILL SWITCH BACK AND FORTH THE EASIEST WITH THIS SPEACIAL NIPPLE......GLAD I COULD HELP.♥

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Hannah - posted on 04/05/2010

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It definately seems to be a case of some babies like some bottles better, what has been great for one has been awful for another. I have to say we had to try about 4 expensive brands before finding our best match, but Adiri worked for us, and I also tried on reccommendation from others the 'Closer to Nature' Tomee Tipee.

Melinda - posted on 04/05/2010

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i tried my daughter on the adiri natural nursers and she couldnt latch right on it, and she would leak milk down her chin and neck like crazy then burp like a sailor when she was done. She has been an excellent latcher since she was 20 minutes old, so i knew it wasnt her, it was the bottle. I then tried the Nuk bottles and she latches great! No leaks and her burps arent as hefty. They have worked wonders for us, absolutely no nipple confusion or anything. We switch seamlessly between my breast then my milk from the Nuk bottle.

Kylie - posted on 04/04/2010

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Try the Adiri natural nurser. I have tried quite a few different types of bottles over the years with my children and definately find these the best.

Hannah - posted on 04/04/2010

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The only bottle that worked for me was Adiri, a different texture and she could get a better grip on the teat.

Emma - posted on 04/04/2010

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My daughter has not taken to any of the bottles we have tried so instead we have waited for her to be old enough to use a cup. I have ordered two doida cups which my HV recommended and hope to have her drinking from these successfully so that she can finally spend some time with my parents and give me time for my partner.

Lindsey - posted on 04/02/2010

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I give my daughter the anti-colic bottles from MAM. You can read up on them on the MAM website. They are suppose to be ultra soft like the breast. It might be more difficult for your son to get used to the bottle if he hasn't had one regularly though.

Mindy - posted on 04/01/2010

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I loved the Adiri Natural Nurser bottles. search on the internet....good stuff!

Jessica - posted on 04/01/2010

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Seriously! After reading all of your other posts the majority of us all said use the Nuk.....my girls caught on right away too! I see some other suggestions for a few different new types online, but honestly that is going to take up your time and more money then you have. Just go to Wal-Mart and save your self the time and money and get the Nuk bottles.....you and the baby will be glad you did. ;-)

Tammie - posted on 03/31/2010

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I have problems with my baby taking a bottle too, I had to try many different kinds of nipples. I finally found one online at diapers.com. Its made completely of soft silicone and it is a breast size nipple. Its made by Nuby and called soft air Natural Nurser.

Melissa - posted on 03/31/2010

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depending on what age he will be he may be able to just have a sippy with a silicone straw. i have tried all types of bottle nipples with my lil girl and she like the NUK brand best. BUT i saw these really awesome bottles called BoobyBottles. Also ones made by Adiri called the Natural Nurser, they look great. after looking all ever ebay for them i actually found them at Zellars. i hope you dont have to spend hundreds trying to find the right one! if he has a soother, finding one that resembles the shape of that nipple might work. good luck to u!

Michelle - posted on 03/31/2010

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The one I found that works aweome is the nipple from playtex it s shaped as the breast flat nipple and its latex not the clear the dark rubber one it wroks and did work for my 5 kids

Hannah - posted on 03/31/2010

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i use tommie tippie bottle closer to nature and they act like a breast as the teat is more round aswell as they help stop colic too,the teats are numbered for different ages so the milk flow suits them

Hannah - posted on 03/31/2010

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I breastfeed and he's bottle fed while I'm a t work.I have also had a lot of luck with the NUK bottles - he caught on right away! I would also sure you get a bottle that has a WIDE nipple as an option. Their lips go around the nipple more like the areloa while breastfeeding. I also tried the Playtex VentAire ( I think that's how it's spelt) and he has more issues with those (because of the nipple).

Catriona - posted on 03/31/2010

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my first son would only use a hiberman feeder when off the breast, this haas a long teat with a valve at the bottle end. My second son will take the breastflow ones when he has too

Bekah - posted on 03/30/2010

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My daughter has been using Playtex drop ins with no problem. She still nurses just fine. I think it depends on the baby.

Stephanie - posted on 03/30/2010

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my 6 week old uses the new avent bottles. they reinvented them so they don't leak and she likes them just fine. i have heard the breastflow ones are good too. although my best friend's baby had to go through a bunch until she found one she liked... i guess you just have to try and see which one works for your little one! :)

Rachel - posted on 03/30/2010

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the only ones that really seemed to work us for the transition back and forth from breast to bottle is the first years breastflow bottles. Its the only bottle on the market that works by compression and suction (the same as breastfeeding) instead of just straight suction. make sure you get the slow flow nipples though so he doesnt get lazy on you when you get home lol!! i made the mistake of getting the medium flow ones and he got so lazy that he would only take the let-down from me and just give up for the first 2 feeds after i got home.

DeAnna - posted on 03/30/2010

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When my daughter was under 2months she liked the Nuk Orthedontic. Around 4 months though she liked Platex wide nipple bottles (it actually looks like your breast)...dropin or ventair style

Lori - posted on 03/28/2010

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Another vote here for BreastFlow by First Years... My son resisted all other bottles, put up a grand ol' fuss. But he took to the BreastFlow after only a bit of coaxing. What a relief, as I had to go back to work!

Traci - posted on 03/28/2010

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My son only took to the BreastFlow bottles by First Years also. I got ours at Target and it was a big blessing. Good luck!

Anna - posted on 03/28/2010

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Born Free bottles are working well for my 9 month old baby boy. He's been only breast fed since he was born and has never taken a bottle on a regular basis. I'm starting to begin the process of weaning him because I'm pregnant with his brother or sister.

Christine - posted on 03/28/2010

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My daughter uses the Nuk Orthedontic, no problems switching between breast and bottle for her :)

Adrian - posted on 03/28/2010

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I am all for the Breastflow bottles. They work wonderfully. Do not buy avent. They leak and you do not want to waste your breast milk. Not to mention they are a little pricey. Try a Breastflow before you try anything else.

Kelli - posted on 03/28/2010

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BreastFlow by First Years. It has a dual nipple that simulates BF EXACTLY...my baby switches back and forth with no problems and that is even with me feeding him it. You will love it. Good luck!!

Brianna - posted on 03/28/2010

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We have had really good luck with Dr. Browns. But it takes awhile for them to learn, give each bottle a chance but you might have to try several before you find one that works...let someone else feed him otherwise he won't take it cause he'll want the real thing!!

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My daughter breast feeds and when she takes a bottle, she uses a nuk. She acted like the nipples on other bottles were gagging her and her pacifier is a Nuk, so I bought Nuk bottles and they work better for her.

Nicole - posted on 03/28/2010

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I think you just need to try a couple and see what works best. How old is he? You could put your milk in a sippy cup or a medicine cup and he can drink from that. Good luck. If you are not gone all day he may wait for you and nurse more often when you are there. This usually only works if he is a little older. Hang in there!

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