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bottles for breast fed babies?

User - posted on 02/21/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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We are going to introduce our baby (now 3 1/2 weeks old) to bottles, sio she is used to them when I go back to work. Just wondering what bottles work best for breast fed babies.

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my daughter just took the first one i gave her, and any since really. i use the plain old gerber ones but the nipples aren't made of latex. that was the only thing i worried about. prolonged exposure to latex can cause allergies to it if you don't have an allergy to it already (many nurses find they develop allergies after years of working with it on them constantly). i have the allergy so it was cautionary on my part for my daughter's sake.

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Mary - posted on 02/26/2009

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platex drop ins w/ the huge brown nipple- my mom said it was the only one i took as a kid and my sister said the same thing about her BF babies.

Theresa - posted on 02/26/2009

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I use playtex with the drop in liners, and I used to breastfeed had to stop because my allergys started acting up and had to go back on my meds for that and you can't beastfeed and take allergy meds, anyway what ever bottle you go to make sure they are bpa free and you should be o.k.

Reesha - posted on 02/26/2009

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I personally use the Born Free bottles and both of my daughters have responded very well to them. Currently, my three month old goes from breast to bottle with no issue at all and the same was true when my oldest was on the bottle/breast (but that was a long time ago)

Advent are good too, but I like the Born Free ones better.

Kirstie - posted on 02/26/2009

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I used Avent and playtex bottles. I also found the silicone nipples last longer than the latex ones.

Denise - posted on 02/26/2009

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I found that because I breast fed that my babies preferred different nipples when bottle fed.  Each baby is different and sometimes it is the will of the child and not the bottle itself.  Some babies will just plan refuse anything other than mom!  I did have luck with both the platex nursers with the silicone nipples that were shaped more like mom.  Both my children prefered some form of the nipple having a shape where the milk comes out and the wider part like the areola.

Timmi - posted on 02/26/2009

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We had a hard time with this, she would scream and scream everytime my mom would try and feed her, she eventually got hungry, but she had to have the Playtex nurser with the drop in liners and a latex not silicone nipple. She hated the other bottles we tried. It's just trial and error.

User - posted on 02/26/2009

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I am planning to continue breast feeding, a least for awhile. Thanks for the feedback.

User - posted on 02/26/2009

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Thanks for all of the feedback! Being a  new mom, I love being able to ask other moms for their opinions about different things.

Amanda - posted on 02/25/2009

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I would try the medela ones. My lacatation educator teacher works with medela to create products for breastfeeding babies. I would try those they are the one she recommends.

Deanna - posted on 02/21/2009

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Are you planning on breast feeding still? If you are the best one I have found is the playtex. It is the closest to the mother's nipple and it really does help the baby not bet nipple confusion. It can take almost a week for the baby to get the hang of it. Out of my five children only one did not take to this nipple. Good luck!!

Susanne - posted on 02/21/2009

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I'm a fan of the Gerber bottles, they are re-useable (no throwing away a liner every time you use a bottle), they come in 3 sizes (5, 7, 9 oz), and have interchangeable sippy cup lids. . .but I can't find them anywhere anymore :(

Nicole - posted on 02/21/2009

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I used the platex drop ins with my daughter and she had no problem going from breast to bottle during various feeding,  I have also heard from friends that Advent bottles are also great for going from the breast to bottle.  Good Luck!!

Carolyn - posted on 02/21/2009

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Every baby is different. My first baby would only take a bottle (didn't matter what kind) if it had my breast milk in it. My twins would take anything out of any kind of bottle. Use what ever works best for you and your baby.

Lolly_loulou - posted on 02/21/2009

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ive found that advent bottles are pretty good. my little girl does not mind going from breast to bottle providing its advent..

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