need reccomendations for a bottle for a breast fed baby

Jessica - posted on 09/06/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )




Hi everyone! i'm so excited to join in on the community here... My little girl who is four months and two weeks old, is exclusively breastfed.
I want to be able to feed her with a bottle as well as the breast without causing nipple confusion and without much fuss from the baby..I want to be able to leave her with her grandma for a few hours on some days at least.. I've tried feeding her once from a regular baby bottle and she totally refused it
Whats the bottle that you all recommend? is Philips avent natural bottle any good?

also does it take long for the baby to adjust?



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Chet - posted on 09/08/2014




Two of our kids would take Avent and Bornfree bottles no problem. They were breastfed, but got occasional bottles of expressed milk. One of our kids took the Avent bottle as a newborn, but eventually rejected it around three months. Our forth would never take a bottle, although it wasn't urgent so we didn't try hard.

Mimijumi and Adiri Nursers are also supposed to be good for breastfed babies. Medela (which makes the best breast pumps) have a nurser. I've seen a Tommee Tippee bottle designed for breastfed babies too.

It's not always the bottle that's the problem when breastfed babies reject bottles. Sometimes it texture of the nipple or the temperature of the milk. Sometimes too, a breastfed baby will take a bottle from someone else, but not from mom. Some babies reject bottles, but will use a sippy cup, straw cup, or regular cup.

Gena - posted on 09/08/2014




We used the Philips avent bottles for formula feeding and i can recommend them.

Michelle - posted on 09/06/2014




Try and get a bottle that looks most like a nipple.
In regards to how long it takes for them to get used to it depends on your baby. Every child is different.

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