C.C. asks from Flower Mound, TX on January 11, 2010
Breadtfeeding to Bottles
Looking for recommendations on bottles. Currently nursing but also want to pump and bottle feed. Would like to do both. Anyone have succes doing this with a certain brand of bottle. Thinking of trying born free.
A.O. answers from Dallas on January 12, 2010
My daughter would only take Avent bottles so when it was time for my son to start taking a bottle in addition to nursing we tried those first...he HATED them!! So under the advice of a friend I tried the playtex drop in's. They are awesome!! Buy the goldish/brown nipples and once you feel them you will see they really do feel closest to the nipple. But, in the end, it's all going to be a trial and error cause it's what the baby wants! Good luck!
S.C. answers from Dallas on January 15, 2010
Don't worry about it too much in my experience most babies do fine with breast and bottle. Both of mine went back and forth very easily for a year. I used Avent and Medela.
A.B. answers from Dallas on January 12, 2010
I nursed and used Dr. Brown's =)
B.B. answers from Dallas on January 11, 2010
We've used the First Years (with the Soothie nipple) and the Evenlfo bottles. He takes either one. He doesn't reallt care how he gets his milk, as long as he gets it=D
C.D. answers from Bellingham on January 11, 2010
I would look at what pump you have or are planning on buying. Get the bottles that fit in that pump. I use a medela pump as well and it came with a bottle and I was able to buy additional ones. I loved mine too but it is really only good if you are planning on doig pumps once or twice a week since it is only a single pump. If you are planning on going back to work then buy a double pump.
B.M. answers from Dallas on January 11, 2010
I nursed and then switched to bottles and nursing around 2 mos. old and i used Medela. but i had a medela pump and the bottles attached directly to my pump from my boob (sorry there was just no other way to say that!). so i guess it depends on what kinda pump you have. i loved that system though - so freakin' easy. pump straight to the bottle. and, there was no "nipple confusion" at all and it went extremely smooth. better than any transition he's endured! hope that helps! good luck. :)
M.K. answers from Dallas on January 12, 2010
I also use the Dr. Brown bottles. As far as you not being the one to introduce the bottle, my little guy had no problem with me introducing the bottle to him. I had heard this as well, but things went very smoothly for us when we needed to use a bottle.
D.W. answers from Indianapolis on January 12, 2010
Your baby will dictate which bottle they prefer. I'd recommend buying a few different kinds, seeing which they prefer and then buy a bunch more.
Has any recommended yet, though, that you NOT be the one to introduce the bottle at first? Your baby knows your scent, so they will be confused and likely refuse the bottle from you. We had to have someone else give the bottle when we introduced it to both children.
Our son hated it, and we freaked out about me going to work for the first time. Our pediatrician recommended I stay within an hour of home (I was working in outside sales at the time) in case he didn't take the bottle. It was smooth sailing, and I never had to come home. But, that's just one bit of advice that was a life saver.