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My dd is about 6 weeks old and in the next month I plan to start pumping some milk to freeze and have on hand if I need to be away for more than a between nursing stretch. I have a medela electric pump but wondered if anyone has any recommendations for bottles/nipples to use. For dd #1, we used the avent bottles which we liked but I wanted to know if anyone has any others that they like and why. Thanks
 

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we use dr. browns (the tall skinny ones). my son coughed/sputtered with the avent, dr. browns flow was slower (barely drips out if he isn't sucking). they are a pain, however, because of all the internal parts to wash. the nice thing, i guess, is that you can pump into them directly.
 

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I got the Playtex Starter Set and it works great! They have different nipples to try and different size bottles. I just went back to work yesterday and she's taking the bottle just fine. Here's the link to what I have....<br><br><a href="http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-2/qid=1177458322/ref=sr_1_2/601-2343682-8267312?ie=UTF8&asin=B000056HM5" target="_blank">http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000056HM5</a><br><br>
The only thing I have to purchase extra is more disposable liners. It's great since I don't have to wash any bottles!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Just be careful what bottles you do use though. Here's two links you might want to check out.<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=7734512#post7734512" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...12#post7734512</a><br><br><a href="http://www.environmentcalifornia.org/uploads/Ve/AQ/VeAQsr6MMu4xA3-2ibnr_g/Toxic-Baby-Bottles.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.environmentcalifornia.org...by-Bottles.pdf</a>
 

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DS #1 would never take a bottle. DS #2 kind of had to to get out of the hospital. I did lots of research on nipples b/c I was concerned w/ my preemie poss. having nipple confusion. Anyway I found That the Playtex Natural Latch to be "most" like the breast. Not sure if this is what you were looking for.
 

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We just use the medela bottles and nipples that go with the pump, just because we already had them. I did try Avent when we were struggling to get dd to take a bottle, but it didn't help.
 

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we used the evenflo glass bottles with a silicone gerber nuk nipple when he was little-bitty (though he only took 4-5 bottles from birth to 6 months). then, we switched to sippy cups in time for daycare.<br><br>
I still store the milk in the glass bottles to prevent leaching, and we taught him to drink his milk cold to avoid the heating issues...
 

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I like the Avent. We always used them b/c they went with our pump. They have different nipples to give you the flow you want.
 

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hi,<br>
for me the best will be breast flow bottles, teeth soft and wide base like breast, also teeth collapses when feeding and no need to burp.<br>
with avent my ds had serious gas issues.lol<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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