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nak. for the occasional bottle what type do you like best? dd is 5 weeks old and I'd like to start pumping so I can go to the gym and go back to work very part time (like just 2-3 hrs a day).
 

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Evenflo glass bottles and the Medela plastic ones (although she likes the Evenflo nipples - she hated the Medela ones).<br><br>
DD has just decided she didn't want a bottle anymore and has switched to a sippy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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well, if she would take a bottle................ it would be evenflo glass bottles with DR.Brown nipples. Actually, I prefer playtex natural latch nipples with the nurser bottle (the bag/drop in system) but I wanted to avoid plastics. We used the playtex with dd1 and she did well, it seemed to resemble the breast more than some of the others <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">DD has just decided she didn't want a bottle anymore and has switched to a sippy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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OT ( not trying to hijack <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> )<br><br><br>
I see your LO is a month older than my dd........maybe we should try a sippy. I never though of that!! as of now, she refuses to eat while I am gone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">well, if she would take a bottle................ it would be evenflo glass bottles with DR.Brown nipples. Actually, I prefer playtex natural latch nipples with the nurser bottle (the bag/drop in system) but I wanted to avoid plastics. We used the playtex with dd1 and she did well, it seemed to resemble the breast more than some of the others <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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We used the playtex natural latch with ds and I liked them as well. I just thought I should see if there is anything newer and better, kwim? I heard there are some new ones that more resemble the breast because they actually have to suck to have it come out. I'm so worried about dd deciding she likes the bottle better...but I have got to go work out to get some sanity back and I can't take her with me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I have a medela pump so I like their bottles because I can pump right into them. Less transfer = less wastage.
 

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Rachel, how long will you be gone for a workout? And you said only about 2-3 hors for work? She might just wait for you to get home. When ds1 was about this age I went to dinner/movie with a girlfriend and left a bottle at home, but he waited the 3.5 hours or so for me. Wouldn't take a bottle at that time. I made sure I was home in at least 4 hrs any time I went out, just in case he wouldn't take it. At 7wks he did take a bottle 2 times fine-back/forth bottle breast, but then dh went away for work, and he wouldn't take one ever again.<br>
Anyhow, we had the playtex newborn nursers. I've had a few moms say thier babies did fine back and forth with those too. They have the drop in liners (I got a bunch of the parents choice cheap ones and they fit), and the newborn nipple is slow flow.<br>
I wouldn't stress too bad about it, leave a bottle and see what she does. Most babies I think prefer mom if they aren't having latch/boob problems and nurse well. Plus you're nice and warm and comfy-a bottle isn't <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Rachel, how long will you be gone for a workout? And you said only about 2-3 hors for work? She might just wait for you to get home. When ds1 was about this age I went to dinner/movie with a girlfriend and left a bottle at home, but he waited the 3.5 hours or so for me. Wouldn't take a bottle at that time. I made sure I was home in at least 4 hrs any time I went out, just in case he wouldn't take it. At 7wks he did take a bottle 2 times fine-back/forth bottle breast, but then dh went away for work, and he wouldn't take one ever again.<br>
Anyhow, we had the playtex newborn nursers. I've had a few moms say thier babies did fine back and forth with those too. They have the drop in liners (I got a bunch of the parents choice cheap ones and they fit), and the newborn nipple is slow flow.<br>
I wouldn't stress too bad about it, leave a bottle and see what she does. Most babies I think prefer mom if they aren't having latch/boob problems and nurse well. Plus you're nice and warm and comfy-a bottle isn't <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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I won't be gone long but I don't want to leave her w/ nothing, kwim? She's a very unpredictable nurser. She could go 3 hours or it could be every 30 mins...it just depends on the day it seems. Ds was easy in that he ate every 2 hours on the dot...you could have set a clock by him! I'm hoping that usually I will be able to get back in time. Although when I am working it will be in the evening during her fussy part of day, from about 5-8 pm.<br><br>
I know I shouldn't worry, ds never had a problem switching back and forth, but I lost my milk supply with him at 4 mos because of a very stressful situation and I think I'm over paranoid this time about doing anything that will mess up the bfing again (not that the stress was my fault but I could have tried harder to find a pump).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We used the playtex natural latch with ds and I liked them as well. I just thought I should see if there is anything newer and better, kwim? I heard there are some new ones that more resemble the breast because they actually have to suck to have it come out. I'm so worried about dd deciding she likes the bottle better...but I have got to go work out to get some sanity back and I can't take her with me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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I have heard of a few newer ones that are suppose to be good, havent used them though. I *think* these are it............<br><br><a href="http://www.greatbabyproducts.com/Adiri_Breastbottle_Nurser_p/adir-001.htm" target="_blank">Adiri Breastbottle Nurser</a><br><br><a href="http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-1/qid=1188425106/ref=sr_1_1/602-2525736-0085420?ie=UTF8&asin=B000KI8XV0" target="_blank">breastflow</a>
 

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we like the breastflow ones and also have used the playtex natural latch nurser.<br><br>
I think the breastflow ones mimic breastfeeding better than any other and they are the safer plastic I just hate washing them and the extra piece in the nipple. That's why I like the playtex with drop-ins but I'm pretty sure my babe prefers the breastflow.
 

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The LC that taught my BF class recommented playtex nurser w/ naturalatch and that's what we've tried with DS (he's only had 2 bottles so far). He's so laid back that I don't think it would matter to him, tho. Dropins aren't on that 'bad' plastic list posted a few days ago. NAK, can't find the link right now.
 

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How about the Adiri Natural Nurser <a href="http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=534082&itemNumber=13735" target="_blank">http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/...emNumber=13735</a>.<br><br>
I haven't tried it but is polycarbonate and Bisphenol-a free. The breast bottle nurser's base is made from polycarbonate and Bisphenol-a.
 

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We use the Playtex Nurser bottles (w/the drop in liners and Natural latch slow flow nipples). These have been great so far.
 

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We tried several and eventually settled on the Medela plastic bottle. My EBF baby seemed to like that nipple best. Plus, it allows for less washing of bottles because I pump directly into them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I have been using the playtex dropin nursers with the naturalatch nipples. I got the playtex one step kit too. It has an adapter so I can pump straight into the dropin liner from my medela pump. Oh so nice!<br><br>
Only now DS doesn't want a bottle. None. Not one. It's boob or scream. I've been having to come home in the middle of the night from work to nurse him. Thank goodness its only 2 nights/wk for about 8hrs. I nurse before I leave, middle of the night, and as soon as I get home. Its a stretch for him but he'd rather that than bottle. Oh well.<br><br>
I have one breastflow and I think he likes it but it's a lot more to clean and I can't pump into it. It doesn't interchange with ANY other bottle I've seen. I haven't tried the Adiri yet. Again it looks like more mess and more to clean.
 

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I was thinking if you're concerned she may end up liking bottle better, only have it available when you're out. You could have dh give her only 1-2 ounces at a time to see if it holds her over until you get home. Then always give her the breast when you are home.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I see your LO is a month older than my dd........maybe we should try a sippy. I never though of that!! as of now, she refuses to eat while I am gone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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My DD does that sometimes. The first time she did that, I went out and bought a sippy. She liked it, but it turned out she hates frozen/thawed milk! So my mom have to give her the fresh stuff from the day before.<br><br>
Recently, she started becoming less and less interested in the bottle so we tried the sippy again and now she loves it and won't have anything to do with the bottle. She's becoming more independent so I think she likes the control. She even knows to tip it up!<br><br>
This week, her teeth are coming in and she won't take anything she has to suck (except the breast, thank goodness), so she is drinking out of the sippy without the flow control thing.<br><br>
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Oh and she has never even come close to losing interest in the breast. I was worried about that in the beginning!!!!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The LC that taught my BF class recommented playtex nurser w/ naturalatch and that's what we've tried with DS (he's only had 2 bottles so far). He's so laid back that I don't think it would matter to him, tho. Dropins aren't on that 'bad' plastic list posted a few days ago. NAK, can't find the link right now.</div>
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same recommendation from my lactation consultant. she has had just a tiny bit from the bottle once.
 

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I use the medela bottles that came with the pump and I bought some evenflo glass bottles. I just use 4 oz bottles. I don't use the latex nipples that came with the evenflo but bought evenflo's silicon nipples. I also have some Dr. Brown silicon nipples (without the bottles, bought separately).<br><br>
I prefer the glass but daycare doesn't want me to use them. So I store in Laninosh bags and take to daycare in the plastic ones.
 
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