What is the best type of bottle for a breast feed baby?
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Jessica - posted on 04/01/2010
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.♥
Hannah - posted on 04/05/2010
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
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.
Emma - posted on 04/04/2010
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
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.
Jessica - posted on 04/01/2010
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
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
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!
Hannah - posted on 03/31/2010
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).
Stephanie - posted on 03/30/2010
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
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.
Anna - posted on 03/28/2010
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.
Brianna - posted on 03/28/2010
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!!
Nicole - posted on 03/28/2010
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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