What kind of bottles do you use?

Shonda - posted on 04/07/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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Hi, I am weaning off breastfeeding and going strictly to bottles. The bottles I have only go to 5 oz and they do not come in a larger size. I'm just wondering what type of bottle/nipple size you use. I am interested in BPA free 8-9 oz. bottles. Thanks.

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Darcy - posted on 04/22/2009

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I use the playtex drop ins nuk and soothers. My little girl likes all 3 of them and does great with them.

Elizabeth - posted on 04/21/2009

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I use The First Years BreastFlow Technology bottles with the size 2 nipples. Originally I was going to breastfeed and pump but I hated it and had already bought these bottles so I just used them. They are awesome because the nipple is shaped like an actual nipple/boob. They have an internal nipple that controls the flow and makes it fill up more like an actual nipple. My daughter almost never has gas...definitely look at these bottles because my explanation doesn't do them justice. They also come in the 5 and 9 oz size and are BPA free.

Erin - posted on 04/19/2009

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Born Free have been perfect for my boys- the wide nipple is very easy for them to latch sinc ethey are so used to opening wide after breastfeeding.

Kristi - posted on 04/19/2009

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We use glass bottles (didn't want to risk the whole BPA thing). I use Evenflo bottles and nipples, we have moved to medium flow for breastmilk (I froze 2 months worth while I was able) and we use fast/variable flow (they have x's cut in the top) with formula!

Ashley - posted on 04/19/2009

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I an EBF but when I go away and have to give him a bottle, I use the Breast Flow bottles. They are BPA free and come in 5 and 8 ounce sizes.

Sara - posted on 04/19/2009

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Nuk orthodontic bottles. I breastfed for 4 months and it seemed to help the weaning process. the nipples are wider so it's more like the real thing. Plus they are suppose to be good for not rubbing on his teeth when they come in.

Erin - posted on 04/17/2009

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I pump and give my daughter the milk if we have to be running errands during feeding time, I use the Playtex Drop In's nurser. Apparently they are the same ones my mom used for me and the only ones I would take, and the only ones my daughter will take! They are BPA free, and I use the Slow flow nipples, I really love them! They come in an eight ounce size with liners that expand to hold up to ten ounces. The Soothie bottles are also good but my little girl doesn't like it as much because the Playtex Nurser nipple part feels more like the real thing.

Amanda - posted on 04/17/2009

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I have used the Playtex Ventair bottles and loved them but the product started to discolour for no reason. The nipples turned yellow. I have the Advent now and I like them but they leak. Honestly, cheap evenflo will probably work as long as it's BPA of course.

Melanie - posted on 04/11/2009

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We use Avent bpa free bottles. Baby likes them. I send them to daycare w/him and breastfeed him at home.

Ashley - posted on 04/09/2009

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the playtex nurser nipples don't collapse either. my son is on the fast flow and has been since about a month old because it was taking ihm too long to eat.

Ashley - posted on 04/09/2009

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i agree with abigail. i use the playtex nursers and love them. i've used the dr browns and soothie and nuk, pretty much any bottle you can think of and i went back to the playtex:)

Susan - posted on 04/08/2009

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I tried born free but my LO keeps collapsing the nipples.



I just buy the EvenFlo glass bottles and the Nuk nipples.  The nipples that come with any of the bottles i have tried my guy manages to collapse them and then can't get anything out.



I decided on glass but there are plastic options too.

Melissa - posted on 04/08/2009

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we use the Born Free bottles with Level 2 nipples.  they have this new air vent that helps eliminate colic symptoms and gassiness.  my son has been using them for about 2 months now, and they have been great!  they are a little more expensive, but definitely worth it!  they offer 9 oz. bottles as well!

Holland - posted on 04/07/2009

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We use Playtex with the liners, so you can push out all the air. They seem to work the best for us. Otherwise the Playtex Ventair ones are nice too if the other ones aren't big enough. We still use the slow size tan nipples, the tan ones seem to fit her better and with the slow she can make it come faster if she wants or slower if she wants to take her time. And that way I know she's not eating too fast for her small stomach.

Kelly - posted on 04/07/2009

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I nursed for the first 6 weeks and weaned him after that cuz i was going back to school and work and wasn't going to pump, i use the playtex ventair advanced, they have one that has the wider opening and is a nipple more like the breast(and if you are going to formula they are easier to put the powder into cuz the opening is wider and i make less mess) and they also have the standard bottles, they go up to 8 or 9 ounces, and my son never had a problem with the transition, or any bellyachs...........good luck

Abigail - posted on 04/07/2009

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And All of the Playtex Nurser and Dr Brown bottles are BPA Free and the two best for restricting the air from getting into baby's belly!

Abigail - posted on 04/07/2009

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I use the Playtex Nurser bottles.. the Dr Brown is good too but I feel that it is easier to clean them with the wonderful drop ins the Playtex Nurser has... I also breast feed and the nipples on the Dr Brown bottles are so small that my baby had a hard time getting used to them.. The Playtex Nurser nipples are wide and resemble the breast a little more.. he has no problem with that transition at all.. I actually breast feed at night and pump for the bottles during the day.. they have 4 oz bottles and 8-10 oz bottles.. Most of the drop ins are expandable and that will extend the bottle up to 10 oz if needed.. Target does carry a generic brand which are not expandable but they work just the same.. you will see two diff measurements on these bottles for ounces for that reason.. Good luck!

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