Feeding and Nursing
“ Bought this one because it was one of the few that will work on both 110 and 220 volts. I used it twice a day for 9 months and the parts don't fit together as nicely as they did at first. The gummi "Petal" cone really doesn't fit well anymore and sometimes affects the suction. Hoping it holds up for baby #2. Some nice words for Avent, though- while travelling I lost the inner valve and...” --danube
“ I get a lot more milk using this pump than either of the electric pumps (both Medela) I tried. I'm not sure if it's their special 'let down cushion' on the cup, or just that I can get more using a hand pump. So I love that about it. However, if you use this pump make sure it comes with the 'IQ valve', which looks like a plug, and NOT the flat, disc-shaped valve with an asterisk on it. That...” --P.J.
The New Philips AVENT 8 ounce Natural glass bottle is the most natural way to bottle feed. The wide, breast shaped nipple promotes natural latch on so you can easily combine breast and bottle feeding and the unique comfort petals provides an extra soft, flexible nipple without nipple collapse. In addition, the anti-colic slow-flow nipple helps newborns feed comfortably and easily and the...
“I liked these washable nursing pads at first but found that they got lumpy after washing. I tried all kinds of things to get them to lay flat, and while air-drying would help, that would decrease their softness. Since this is a common problem for cloth nursing pads, I still think these aren't bad: they're cheap and soft and best of all, reusable!” --Mosaic
“ NatureBox provides monthly subscriptions for healthy snacks such as trail mixes, dried fruit and other natural dried foods. Each month, you will receive a boxed filled with a few packages of mixed healthy snacks. NatureBox makes a fantastic gift, especially for a new mom. After having a baby, the last thing I wanted to do was get up and prepare food for myself. These easy snacks...” --amberskyfire