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What Bottles Do You Use?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I plan on EBFing baby but I will start baby on a bottle occasionally around 2-3 weeks in case DH and I want to go out or if I need to go back to work... (or if my doula business picks up and I'll be away at births).

 

With DS1 and DS2 I used Advent bottles and they seemed to work fine. But the bottles I used have gone through 2-3 kids and are ready to be replaced IMO.

 

I was looking at Tommee Tippee bottles as my friend with a NB is using them. Any experience? I can get three 9oz bottles 1/2 off right now so I'm looking for opinions on them. The 5 oz ones look too small. I wish they were 6 oz ones.

post #2 of 12

I used the Tommee Tippee for the occasional bottle feed. ds2 wasn't really interested in any bottle, but he would eventually use it.  It never leaked, never had any problems. I prefer the wide-neck style so they're easy to clean. I always used the 5 oz since he would never drink more than that.

 

I'm using the newer Avent manual pump this time, so I plan to use their new bottles to keep it simple.  They're ususally marketed as "naturals" or something like that, and there seem to be no leak issues.

 

If the new baby doesn't like the Avent, I'm looking into:

Lansinoh Momma 

Comotomo Natural Feel

post #3 of 12

We ebf too but I also go back to work pretty early and there are times baby can't come with me for what ever reason. My girls never cared for the avent nipples - they were too stiff. We used playtex and nuk. We wont be using any nuk this time around since gerber is now owned by nestle, whom we choose to boycott when ever possible. I don't love the playtex, but they worked for us and are pretty inexpensive. Plus, they sell the adapters so you can pump right into the "drop in" bag which works well when the milk doesn't need to go into the freezer and can get used quickly. 

post #4 of 12
I'm thinking of getting the Mimijumi bottles... I'll be going back to school in July at nights M-Th for 4 hours/night, other than when I'm in school, I'll be home with baby and will just feed her directly from the boob. The Mimijumi bottles are like $15/piece, could I just buy one and call it good? There's no need for multiple bottles with using them so little, is there?
post #5 of 12

We used the First Years Breastflow bottles with lots of success.

I burned my hand when DS was 2 wks old and couldn't hold him properly to nurse for about a week, so he was drinking pumped milk out of bottles that early with no problem- then went back to the boob full-time except for the occasional bottle of expressed milk. I was so worried about it at the time, but apparently the design of those bottles really is great for breastfed babies to go back and forth. I even thought DS's latch was BETTER after using the bottles. But that may have been because he was just a bit older and stronger.

I'm having a hard time finding Breastflow products around these days, but they are still on amazon so I plan to order some new nipples and a couple of new bottles.

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by alaskanmomma View Post

I'm thinking of getting the Mimijumi bottles... I'll be going back to school in July at nights M-Th for 4 hours/night, other than when I'm in school, I'll be home with baby and will just feed her directly from the boob. The Mimijumi bottles are like $15/piece, could I just buy one and call it good? There's no need for multiple bottles with using them so little, is there?

The problem with having 1 bottle, that I see, is that I do not wash them as often as I should and it may sit in the sink or sit on the counter. So I like to have more than 1 so I don't have to wash more frequently.
post #7 of 12

I liked the playtex drop-ins with DD the best.  We tried several different kinds (including a couple of the expensive ones) and this was the only one she could/would drink from.  I think that they also kept her from swallowing so much air.

post #8 of 12

I always liked Playtex drop ins when I was working. I would pump directly into them using the pump attachment/kit and then I would freeze upright and put the drop in part into a freezer bag so I'd end up with lots of "tubes" of milk frozen. 

post #9 of 12

Does the type of breast pump you have determine the type (brand) bottle you can buy? We are not sure what breast pump the insurance company will give us. (And we cant order until LO is born). We were given a Medela Calma "starter set" and haven't looked into any other bottles because I wasn't sure what our options are. 

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Munchkin08 View Post

Does the type of breast pump you have determine the type (brand) bottle you can buy? We are not sure what breast pump the insurance company will give us. (And we cant order until LO is born). We were given a Medela Calma "starter set" and haven't looked into any other bottles because I wasn't sure what our options are. 

I used a Medela Pump In Style last time and poured into Avent bottles with liners - worked for me. Freezing in the bags and dropping in the bottles was fantastic. This time insurance paid for a pump and I have the Ameda Purely Yours but still will use the Avent Natural bottles. I will probably pump into the bottles from Ameda that came with the pump but I also will buy this http://www.amazon.com/Philips-AVENT-Standard-Breast-Conversion/dp/B00005BXE and pump directly into the Avent bottles. I do have Target brand bags to freeze milk in. 

 

I have looked at bottles for *hours* trying to decide. There is so much more information online and I keep reading not to invest into 1 bottle system because baby may not like/take that brand/nipple. Well, both of my son took the Avent bottles before and I never offered another type - I thought it might create nipple confusion. So this time I'm going to with the Avent Natural bottles and that's that. I'm not going to stress over bottle choices anymore. 

post #11 of 12
I am going with Similac bottles (I got a free one in the mail, and have read good reviews on it) and the playtex drrop ins as well. I used the drop ins with DD and had great results.
post #12 of 12

I'm going to order the Bare from BittyLab. It's supposed to be going into production any day now. https://www.facebook.com/Bittylab

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