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Which Bottle Brand Do You Recommend?

Poll Results: Which Bottle Brand Do You Recommend?

 
  • 18% (10)
    Dr. Brown
  • 9% (5)
    Avent
  • 10% (6)
    Born Free
  • 1% (1)
    Tommee Tippee
  • 7% (4)
    Madela
  • 52% (29)
    Other
55 Total Votes  
post #1 of 56
Thread Starter 
I am having my first baby and have read so many conflicting reviews of bottle brands that I am now thoroughly confused. I am planning to breastfeed and pump so DH can feed her too. Which bottle brand do you like best and why?
post #2 of 56
I only pump occasionally but use the 4 ounce size gerber glass bottles. They come in a three pack for about 4 dollars at target. I like that they are interchangeable with the medela bottles so i can pump right into them. Also, I'm not fond of using plastic bottles.
post #3 of 56
I preferred the playtex nursers - with the wide latch nipples (not sure the correct term). I had an adapter so I could pump from my Medela straight into the bags.
post #4 of 56
I see a LC on a regular basis and she said that they tried EVERY bottle on the market. They tested flow and nipples and so forth.
She recommended the Dr. Brown's wide neck. The flow is the slowest and the nipple is wide and makes baby open like at the breast.
It's what we have been using and they're great.
post #5 of 56
I don't remember what we used for dd but we are using Born Free with ds, and they're great. I honestly haven't tried anything else recently.
post #6 of 56
We tried several kinds, and settled on Dr Brown's wide necked bottles with low flow nipples. Tommee Tippee seemed gimicky, and it was hard to get the last of the milk out.
post #7 of 56
I wish I could tell you. Cecilia won't take any bottle, and we've tried all the ones you've listed and then some. I guess it's a good thing we decided I was quitting my job to stay home with her!
post #8 of 56
you don't have it as an option but Breastflow by the first years is awesome. It is designed to mimic nursing and my DS never had any problems going from to it from breast and back
post #9 of 56
ooh, I forgot about the breastflow bottles -I had those with my youngest, liked them a lot.
post #10 of 56
We use Dr Browns but I will say out of laziness, they are such a pain to clean and I am always misplacing the parts.

I also use WeilBaby bottles, which I do like. I got them at Whole Foods.
post #11 of 56
I strongly recommend waiting, buying one or two brands at a time and figuring out which one your babe will take---we got 10 of the glass Evenflow ones and our daughter never got the hang of that shape of nipple. We use Adiri, but they are discontinued.
post #12 of 56
We used the playtex drop in's. It was the only one he would ever take and we tried them all. It was also important for the bottle to be BPA free for us. We bought a bunch of the breastflow ones before he was born but he wouldn't take those and then we realized that they weren't BPA free so we got rid of all of them.
post #13 of 56
We use Medela or Medela nipples on Gerber bottles, which are far cheaper and threaded the same as Medela. DD had some trouble sucking on the nipple at first, but, then again, she had trouble sucking on anything and everything at first
post #14 of 56
i had a babe who refused bottles but i had the most success with the breastflow. nuk also makes a bottle which i had been meaning to try since she was using their pacifiers and the shape was the same.
once she got the hang of it i just used whatever, mainly a variety of the ones we had previously tried and rejected and if i have to buy new ones it's the cheap-o 99 cent things all the way.
post #15 of 56
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Originally Posted by clemrose View Post
I only pump occasionally but use the 4 ounce size gerber glass bottles. They come in a three pack for about 4 dollars at target. I like that they are interchangeable with the medela bottles so i can pump right into them. Also, I'm not fond of using plastic bottles.

Same here. We used the breastflow bottles when we were worried abt ds's latch, but it was a pain to keep transfering from bottle to bottle. Bf babies often don't take more than 4 ounces, and it's sooo nice to be able to pump right into them. And they are cheap, and you don't have to worry abt leaching.

I know they sell born free adapters if you want to go that route for glass bottles (too $$$$ for me).

I also wanted to recommend the medela bulk storage packs-- they run abt 15 dollars for 12 of them, and we've found them so convenient for storing, freezing and feeding. I was able to score a whole bunch for cheap off of cl, though.
post #16 of 56
I like the Playtex drop ins. I like that when you push the air out, your baby can eat sitting up or whatever position he or she likes.
post #17 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by cileag View Post
I strongly recommend waiting, buying one or two brands at a time and figuring out which one your babe will take---we got 10 of the glass Evenflow ones and our daughter never got the hang of that shape of nipple. We use Adiri, but they are discontinued.
This!

We tried: Breastflow (didn't work for us), Born Free (he didn't like), Dr. Brown's (pricey and he wasn't impressed), Platex Drop-Ins (too complicated for me at 2 am) and finally settled out with Avent - but not the honey colored ones, those leaked all over me. We have the BPA-free kind with the adapter ring.
post #18 of 56
I'm in the camp of... try them out; and that it depends on their age.
DS had gas issues and the drop-ins were wonderful for solving that "extra air" issue. We tried so many kinds the first few weeks he had a bottle, and no matter the burps, he still had issues. The first time we tried the drop-in, that extra gas issue was gone. And he used until about 8months. But they leak. (or at least, ours did).
DS also made a connection with the sound the drop-ins make. He would end up just playing with the bottle to make the plastic inflate.

Now we're just back to the Medela that came with the pump, at 11months. during the day I give him a sippy, but going down, he still wants that "baba".
post #19 of 56
My first would take anything, just feed him!! LOL!

My second had severe feeding issues due to several birth defects, we tried bunches of bottles, finally discovered the Breastflow, and it was great! Worked better than the bottles designed for his type of defect even.

My third had a small palate issue, and again the Breastflow was the only one that worked for him initially. Now that he's older he'll take anything.
post #20 of 56
We've been using the Playtex Drop-Ins, which are BPA free. The nipple we have for it is very low-flow and really makes the baby work to get the milk out. DS still gulps it down in seconds though, lol! I pump into the Medela bottles (also BPA-free), and I'd like to get some nipples for those ones because my husband's been complaining that the Drop-Ins are too much work to prepare.
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