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Our first baby is due June 17. I intend to bf, but dh really wants to be involved and I anticipate wanting to leave the house at SOME point <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> so after 3-4 weeks we intend to introduce the occasional bottle so dh can participate in feedings. He is SO excited about being a father and I certainly want to give him every opportunity to help so he doesn't feel left out.<br><br>
I am VERY anti plastic. I don't care if it says BPA free, I have just read too many things and the thought of heating up ANYTHING my baby will consume (or me or dh for that matter!) in ANY type of plastic makes my skin crawl. I've just become obsessed with reading about hormone disruptors and whatnot because it took us 3 years to conceive and it almost didn't happen (I was supposed to have a hysterectomy last July), because I HAVE just about every hormone malfunction under the sun! I avoid ALL types of plastic as much as possible.<br><br>
Anyway, I can't seem to find anything bad about silicone, but it still makes me substantially uneasy. I'm OK with the nipples since they won't be heated, but the main reason I started investigating the option is because first - I didn't even KNOW entirely silicone bottles existed until the other day, and second - I found them because I was looking into different nipples for the Evenflo Glass bottles.<br><br>
When I look at the Evenflo nipples, I just can't see them being very compatible with a breastfed baby. Am I completely wrong? I know my sister used them and had a lot of issues at first. It doesn't seem like they will accommodate the types of nipples more suited for a bf baby, with the wider, more bulbous bases and smaller nipple part. Whereas some of the silicone bottles look much more suited for bf babies. Plus, I hear the weight of the glass can make it nearly impossible to pump directly into, and sometimes difficult for the baby to hold. I would imagine silicone bottles would be lighter, and they claim to be really helpful with air flow issues as well.<br><br>
Any thoughts, tips or reviews would be appreciated for a first time mother who is obsessing because this baby is so special to us!
 
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