best bottles for breastfed babies...?

Discussion in 'The First Year' started by ddancerd1, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. ddancerd1

    ddancerd1 Well-Known Member

    which bottles have you had the most luck with when it comes to breastfeeding and babies (baby) not having nipple confusion? bottle feeding will be a (very) occasional thing for us (hopefully! )
  2. MNTwinSquared

    MNTwinSquared Well-Known Member

    I always did playtex drop ins.. I think with a naturlatch (?) nipple. My daughter got a little milk in a bottle in the hospital and really liked bottles, although I exclusively breastfed her, it was somewhat of a struggle. Both my sons did not like bottles, but I did not really see the need to introduce them to bottles early. My sons never had nipple confusion. They prefered their milk au natural. :)
  3. Mom2VLS

    Mom2VLS Well-Known Member

    Never had trouble with nipple confusion. However, my ODD only wanted one particular bottle type and wouldn't take any others until she was almost a year. So a lot will just depend on what the baby likes.

    Nipple confusion isn't likely to be a problem if you use the slowest flow the baby will accept.
  4. weegus

    weegus Well-Known Member

    I have know quite a few moms who have had luck with Dr. Brown's bottles/nipples. The nipples are really soft and pliable, not rigid. But like others have said, it really depends on your baby. My son went from breast to bottle and back easily with a Dr. Browns bottle... no problems. But I still haven't found any bottle that my daughter will take. Though, I was working part time by the time my son was 3 months old so he was getting a bottle regularly once a week. I was not working after my daughter was born and did not consistently give her a bottle, so I am sure that has something to do with it.
  5. lcjackman

    lcjackman Well-Known Member

    We used Born Free bottles with all 3 on the ocassions when a bottle's been necessary. No problems with nipple confusion at all.
  6. daisies

    daisies Well-Known Member

    I used Medula medium flow nipples and my LOs never had any nipple confusion. I think there are so many variables.. size shape of mom, rate of bm flow, latch ability of baby, personality of baby.

    there are some things your can do to mimic breast feeding such as 'change sides' half way through, make the baby suck a few times before allowing milk to flow from the nipple (to imitate let down) and always position the nipple of the bottle all the way in the baby's mouth rather than allowing him to suck on the tip. This article has a number of good suggestions on how to help bottle feeding mimic breast feeding.

    This is an article which discusses how to choose a nipple. It may have more information than you were looking for without a clear decision. Mostly it give guidelines on how to choice the nipple that might work best for your baby.
  7. ddancerd1

    ddancerd1 Well-Known Member

    thanks for that info!
  8. AmynTony

    AmynTony Well-Known Member

    Medela has a new bottle out now that the nipple is shaped like a breast and the baby doesn't get any milk unless they suck - forget what the name is (maybe Calma?) but it is on the Medela website
  9. Mom2VLS

    Mom2VLS Well-Known Member

    Yep. It's Calma. I haven't tried it but am intrigued.
  10. Lrnomder

    Lrnomder Well-Known Member

    I used Nuk in the past and never had nipple confusion but now with the twins, since to hospital gave them pacifiers during the car seat challenge, they haven't latched at all! The lactation consultant said they are confused and now will only eat out of a first essentials bottle that is similar to the pacifiers that they used.
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