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#1 of 11 Old 10-19-2010, 12:46 AM - Thread Starter
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Title says it all. I am thinking about going back to work when he is 6 months old, and his father would like to feed him sometimes... We have the firstyears breastflow bottle, and he is NOT a fan, so if there is a bottle you liked and your baby approved of that will not compromise our EBF relationship, please share!


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I introduced the bottle around 6 wks and she gave us a hard time! I first tried the Avent bottles. She ate once from that and no more! Then I tried the Gerber Nuks and she loved it! It really looks like a nipple!

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We started bottle feeding when I went back to work--she was 5 months old. Because breast-feeding was well-established and she was older, I didn't worry about fancy bottles, colic, gas, etc. So, we just use the basic plastic Evenflo bottles... cheapest ones at Babies R Us!

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the breastflow bottle didn't work for us either. from 3-6 months we used the bottle that came with my evenflo pump, that was the only one she would take well. from about 9-15 months she used the avent ones. (yes there's a gap there, I was a SAHM for 3 months between finishing college and starting work). you're going to have to experiment a little to see what works for you because different babies will have different preferences (and those can change as they get older).

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Our baby likes the Playtex with drop-ins--she wouldn't use the Avent.

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My 7month old son used to take a normal shaped teat as a newborn when he was on top ups, but from about 4 months onwards he only takes TommeeTippee 'Closer to nature' bottles and teats, as they are close to the nipple shape.
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We use BornFree and he goes back and forth pretty well. We are still using the slow flow nipples, too.

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We used Dr. Browns glass bottles. Introduced around 2 weeks by recommendation of Lactation Concultant as DD had a strong suck. DD had no problems taking the bottle...even took it from me! I do use a shield and occasionally am able to get a good latch without...hoping to wean of that though! Maybe it makes it easier to go back and forth?

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Ds liked Avent. Dd likes Breastflow. I think it's different for different babies.
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DS2 started taking EBF bottles around 2 mos. - we started with Playtex drop-ins and he was fine with them. No problems going back and forth.

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sort of along the same lines here- I would like to know how to get baby to take a bottle! LOL. Any tips? DD is 8 mos
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