What brand of bottle?

Stephanie_astle - posted on 09/16/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Hi there,

I'm 34 weeks pregnant with my first child. I plan to breastfeed, but also to express and use a bottle. There are so many brands of bottles out there, just wondering if anyone can provide some guidance on which brand to go for?



Also, I was thinking of getting a microwave bottle steriliser. I found some more expensive ones like Avent and Tommy Tippee. Are the cheaper ones, eg available from Big W ok too? And what about compatibility between bottle brands and the sterilisers?

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Carolanne - posted on 09/18/2009

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My baby girl is almost 5 months, and I exclusively breastfed til she was 4 1/2 months and just started having to mix formula with my milk. So she was really picky about what kind of nipple on the bottle. I have found the Nuby bottles to be perfect. The nipple is made to be as realistic as possible so it's the only bottle she'll drink out of. We also have a little munchkin bottle warmer/sterilizer. It is amazing, it warms the bottle super fast and the milk is never to hot. It also sterilizes nipples and pacis. It works on all bottles and pacis. I LOVE it. I don't think it is too expensive, it was a gift but I think it is around $20.

Karen - posted on 09/18/2009

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After trying several types of bottles, formula & medicine, nothing stopped the gas & spitting up like the Dr. Brown bottles. Once we started using these bottles, she did not have to take medicine and could use regular formula. A friend suggested to try them out & it was the best thing we could have done. We then used them with our second daughter and we never had any issues. They are easy to clean, dishwasher safe.

Sharon - posted on 09/18/2009

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DR. BROWNS GLASS OR



EVENFLOW GLASS...



NO PLASTIC BOTTLES FOR NEWBORNS...



PLASTIC ISN'T GOOD MOST WHEN HEATED OVER AND OVER OR BOILED CAN CAUSE LEECHING ...



MY HUBBY IS A DOCTOR..



MY DAUGHTER IS NOW 6 MONTHS...



WE HAVE DELT WITH ONE RASH SINCE BIRTH... AND VERY LITTLE COLIC...



I TRULY BELIEVE IN KEEPING EVERYTHING STERILE...(BOILING) AND GLASS IS THE WAY TO GO!

MICROWAVES ARE THE WORST TO HEAT UP OR WARM ANYTHING ACTUALLY FOR YOURSELF OR BABY...THE MICROWAVE WAS BANNED IN RUSSIA YEARS AGO...MY HUSBAND WAS PART OF A STUDY PUTTING MICROWAVED COOLED WATER ON A PLANT VS REGULAR COOLED WATER ON ANOTHER...AND THE ONE THAT WAS MICROWAVED WAS DEFORMED....GOOGLE IT...IT'S VERY TRUE..I DON'T USE A MICRO FOR ANYTHING....NOT HEALTHY! PUT A POY ON YOUR STOVE...AND BOIL EVERYTHING FOR ABOUT A MIN. IT DOES THE JOB!! GOOD LUCK!

Tonya - posted on 09/18/2009

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We used the Advent Bottles. They worked well with my Advent pump, didn't really start using the bottles until I returned to work. As for the sterilizers I use the Advent brands both the microwave one & standard. I used the microwave one when visiting family. They both work great.

Jaime - posted on 09/18/2009

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I agree not to invest too much in sterilizing equipment. Sterilization is really only crucial in the first few weeks of your baby's life and a pot on the stove is just as effective. I use the playtex 'drop-ins' (great for squeezing out excess air to reduce gas) they come in 4 & 8 oz sizes and you can buy reusable inserts that require simple washing and rinsing between uses.

Amanda - posted on 09/18/2009

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Dr Browns for sure. They have the plastic inserts which helps with gas. Not sure about the sterilizing..they all seem too pricey. I've always done it the old fashioned way by boiling water in tea kettle and pouring it over the bottle parts in a huge bowl covered with a clean towel so that the combination of the hot steam and water get to it.

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My son did well with the Adiri first, and Avent bottles when we introduced them around 6 weeks. As for sterilizing bottles, I personally wouldn't invest too much in that. Since we didn't use bottle for the majority of feedings, I never had very many bottles in need of sterilizing. I bought the sterilizing bags for use in the microwave. You can get about 20 bags (to be used 20 times each) for a few dollars.

Karen - posted on 09/18/2009

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I say DR Brown bottles are the best to start with i was using tommy tippee bottles and my son began to suffer terribly with colic so i changed to Dr Browns which helped instantly.

Jeanette - posted on 09/18/2009

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HI,

I just had my 3rd baby and I am breastfeeding for the 3rd time. For my 1st two children, I used Avent because I was so worried about nipple confusion. It never was a problem. I just had a little girl and she was smaller so I thought Avent would be too big for her mouth. I actually am using standard bottles this time (currently the especially for baby brand by babiesrus). I can pump into them because they work w/my medela pump. They only thing I did, was buy a different nipple, gerber nuk for standard bottles. I wish I would have done this the 1st time around. Not all babies are the same. Maybe yours won't have issues w/gas etc. so you may not need all those expensive bottles. I like the gerber nuk nipple because it looks like my daughter is breastfeeding. Her mouth stays wide open even though you wouldn't think it by looking at the nipple. She is also able to pause like when she is breastfeeding. Hardly any milk comes out of the sides of her mouth unless she needs to burp. I do think however, that the nipple may collapse sometimes, I really cannot tell since it is in her mouth. However, for the price, I just take it out of her mouth and put it back in then she starts sucking again. I never liked playtex drop ins because I spilled my milk once. I guess it has it pros/cons like every bottle. I did Dr Brown once, did not like cleaning all the parts. You just have to try one. Good Luck breastfeeding!!! It will be a challenge but if you hang in there, you will make it for as long as you want to do it for. It is hard in the beginning.



I actually have a microwave sterilizer and have never used it. I actually just boil water on the stove when I need to do that.

User - posted on 09/18/2009

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Hiya hunny :)

I only ever had the Tommy Tipppe microwave steriliser and bottles (that came in a set) - they worked well for us. Not sure about the others.

xo

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