Finding a bottle my breastfed baby will latch on to...

Jessica - posted on 07/08/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have to go back to work in 6 weeks and my husband and I are trying to get our 3 month old used to taking a bottle of expressed milk with little success. I went back to work when my son was 4 months and he was able to take a bottle with only a few practice feedings and continued to nurse until he was 18 months, so I wasn't really concerned with starting her on a bottle early. We have tried 4 different brands and she just chews on the nipples. She has been a great nurser since birth and we haven't had any breastfeeding problems. Does anyone have advice for brands to try or techniques?

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Muffin - posted on 07/08/2010

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I used a medicine dropper. Iy works real well then just move on to a easy to drink out of sippy cup when she is a month or two older. It takes about the same amount of time to get through a feeding as a bottle.

Amy - posted on 07/08/2010

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We use Playtex VentAire with the wide nipples. I used them with both my children and never had a problem.

Jennifer - posted on 07/08/2010

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I use the Gerber small bottles, nothing fancy. My daughter really took well to those nipples. Good luck!

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