I'm due in Jan, whats the best breast feeding bottles??
Coleen - posted on 11/24/2008
i am also a big fan of Avent...i used them with both kids. Avent has a real good pump and store system. I didn't pump often b/c i was at home with my kids but when i did i could pump and then the container goes right into the freezer.
Kelly - posted on 11/24/2008
I had purchased the gerber bottles as they attach to the medela pump directly but my son would not take any part in those bottles. I then switched to the avent. He loved them. Would take well from breast and bottle. I nursed exclusively the first 3 wks but found that pumping once a day helped me get a bottle inventory and helped with my sore nipples. Best advise I can pass on is try to let someone help out at least once a day with a bottle so you can get a break.
Kara - posted on 11/24/2008
I used Avent bottles when I had my son. The lactation nurse in the hospital said to try and exclusively breastfeed for at least three weeks. Then introduce bottles if neccesary. She also told me have someone else feed him with the bottle and so that he would not have any confusion. It worked for me, I was able to breastfeed almost four months. And he took bottles at the sitters while i worked.
Kathe - posted on 11/24/2008
My kids both have preferred the playtex nursers with the latex (brown) nipple for some reason. I think they must be the most like their mama or something...LOL. I would recommend testing out several different bottles and letting your baby decide. We have a variety of bottles here and my DH definitely says that he notices a difference in what bottle our son prefers. If you plan on breastfeeding and giving a bottle here and there make sure to always stay with a "slow" nipple to avoid the baby getting annoyed with the slowness of breastfeeding...they get spoiled by a faster nipple.
Tanya - posted on 11/24/2008
Oh, I forgot to mention that Avent has different nipples numbered from newborn to 5 to adjust the flow for growing children. My kids never went passed 2, But I watched my cousins baby who uses a 5! Plus you never have to worry about not having bags for the boottles.
Danielle - posted on 11/24/2008
i used the playtex nursers and the playtex vent aire systems.. they worked well and hold up nicely we're still using them at 7 months and switching with the breast.. she never has gotten nipple confused or anything. I've tried pretty much every different type of bottle out there including the ones that look like an actual breast, she didn't like any of them except the playtex, plus the flow was just right. hope that helps
Tanya - posted on 11/24/2008
I used Avent. I was reccommended them and I have since recommended them to others. All 4 of my kids went from breast to bottle (and back again) easily with them. I have never heard anyone say they didn't work for them. The only trouble I had was that the lids are a little picky and if they are too tight or loose they will leak. Easy to fix though, take off and re-twist. They even have rubber tops to stick in the lids instead of nipples to freeze breast milk in them. I liked them a lot. Good luck with your choice. and don't forget that ALL babies are different and what works for one might not work for the next.
Keri - posted on 11/24/2008
I breastfed both my children. I liked the closeness and the health benifits of breast milk. The first milk your produce is full of antibodies that keep you babies immune system strong. I at least reccomend that the babie gets that milk. I breastfed my daughter for 6 months. My son I breastfed for 3 months he was a busy eater though and seem to be wanting milk once every hour so I had to switch to pumping and a bottle earlier. I say try it the nurses will help you. They make sure you are doing it right!
Joy - posted on 11/24/2008
When I had my baby in 2007, I didn't have a very good flow so I had to pump from the beginning using the Medela breast pump. But since my son had reflux and was prone to gas, I opted to use Dr. Brown's bottles. They worked well, althought they're a pain to wash w/ all the attachments. However, I also found that the dr. brown's bottles fit perfectly with the Medela system so you can attach the medela part directly to the dr. brown's bottle when pumping. Just make sure you get the BPA-free bottles :-))
Aimee - posted on 11/24/2008
I always use the Playtex bottles with the drop-in liners...that way when you pump you can just pour into the liner and freeze right in the bottle, then once frozen I put into freezer bags with the date on them (store up to 2 months). When you are ready to feed, just drop the liner into the bottle and warm in a cup of hot water(not boiling) or just thaw in the refrigerator. This is great if you are going out, no need for cooler bag. Good Luck.
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