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#1 of 13 Old 10-02-2008, 06:00 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm really really hoping that the very low supply issues I had with Orion won't be an issue with this new little one due in December, but I want to be as educated as possible about both what I can do to increase my supply (fairly easy to search for info here ) and also what would be the best options for bottles *if* we have to supplement (I would do any supplementing if necessary for the first 6-8 weeks with a SNS or Lactaid...and I do have concerns about those products leeching but I don't think I'll have many options, let me know if you have any info on those too please!).

We used avent for supplementing with my son starting at 4 months (I still breastfed him until he self weaned a bit after he was 4), they worked well and didn't cause nipple confusion, but I didn't know about the possibility of plastics leeching chemicals at that point (especially with well used bottles that get warm!).

Trying to find information on bottles that work well to not cause problems with breastfeeding as well as being safe (either the safer plastics, or glass) is like pulling teeth! I figured if anyone knew about this kind of thing it would be the MDC mamas!

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BPA-free bottles

It's the nipples you need to be concerned about as far as breastfeeding problems, and those aren't made of plastic.
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A lot of breastfeeding moms have luck with Avent bottles, even when babies won't take anything else. Our first two used them, but when they recalled the BPA plastics in Canada I returned mine and switched to Born Free. We're using the glass version, but they have a plastic one as well. The nipple is nearly identical to the Avent nipple.

Avent does have some BPA free bottles. They're on the list that nashvillemidwife posted. We had the polycarbonate ones though.

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We like the Adiri Natural Nursers.
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I have an Orion too! We had luck early on with the Avent nipple. If you are really concerned, the avent nipple fits on the Kleen Kanteen, which is a stainless steel sippy.

Now, we just use a glass Evenflo, so I can't help you with that.

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i use (and love) the EvenFlo glass bottles. they also sell different nipples designed for BFing babies which have a wider base. DD transitions very well between bottle & breast.

just checked the evenflo website & they don't show the nipples i'm talking about. i forget what they're called but they're much shorter and have curved vents around the sides. not everyone carries them but i found them at a local casa de bebe store.

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Do you mean the Nuk? Those are made by Gerber. They fit in the Evenflos, but they leak.

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Both of my babies had only been able to accept the Avent nipples. Dd had the bad plastic bottles. Ds is getting the new Tempo system, which uses drop-in liners and there is NO issue with those.

My babies have both been comfortable with Avent and not with anything else. With ds, we tried 4 or 5 different kinds of BPA-free bottles and he wouldn't take anything but Avent. I was so relieved when I saw the Tempo system on the shelves.

We tried the Adiri Natural Nursers and really disliked them. Ds did not like them, and they really do leak out the bottom. When you're pumping all day long for your baby, it's so discouraging to know that anything is going to waste. Just our experience; I know a lot of moms like them. They're also very expensive.

Avent Tempo link to products on Target's website:

http://www.target.com/gp/search/601-...t_adv_XSGT0771
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Do you mean the Nuk? Those are made by Gerber. They fit in the Evenflos, but they leak.
no the ones i'm talking about are actually made by evenflo. maybe they were discontinued??

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Do you mean the Nuk? Those are made by Gerber. They fit in the Evenflos, but they leak.
We use the Gerber NUK nipples with the Evenflo glass and have no leaking issues. DS goes back and forth just fine.

As for the SNS and Lact-Aid and leaching plastics--they are both fine. The SNS is made by Medela, and all their stuff is BPA free. The Lact-Aid is also BPA and phthalate free (I called and asked). I personally prefer the lact-aid. My son is 6.5 months old, and I still feed him using it.

Good luck to you!
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As a WAHM/WOHM mom, I've had to pump for both girls and have been incredibly happy with Playtex dropins for both girls. JMO.

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playtex drop ins are workin for us. the original style bottles are completely BPA free. the premium style bottles are not BPA free put all parts that touch the milk are BPA FREE.
also great 4 us bc no bottles to wash

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We use the Gerber NUK nipples with the Evenflo glass and have no leaking issues. DS goes back and forth just fine.

As for the SNS and Lact-Aid and leaching plastics--they are both fine. The SNS is made by Medela, and all their stuff is BPA free. The Lact-Aid is also BPA and phthalate free (I called and asked). I personally prefer the lact-aid. My son is 6.5 months old, and I still feed him using it.

Good luck to you!
About the Nuk, really? I tried several times (it was the only nipple DS would even contemplate at 4 months old) and it ALWAYS leaked for us. Glad it works for you!

Sorry about the OT post, OP.

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