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Thread: Best bottle to use with breastfeeding???

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    West Salem, Ohio

    Default Best bottle to use with breastfeeding???

    I have been EBF for 3 months now and have been thinking about leaving my baby with my mom for a couple hours to have some one on one time with my oldest daughter who has been feeling neglected. I have the 'regular' bottles, the Parents Choice from Wal-Mart, haven't had a reason to used them yet. I was just wondering if the more expensive special bottles that are supposed to simulate breastfeeding actually make a difference... Thanks for the help!
    Mother of 3 beautiful girls, and expecting baby number 4 in July

    Elisabeth ~ 9/25/07
    Eliana ~ 1/08/09
    Elivia ~ 1/22/12 ~ EBF

    with all 3 still

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2011

    Default Re: Best bottle to use with breastfeeding???

    There are all sorts of bottles. We used basic (aka cheap) bottles, evenflo or gerber, I think.

    The most important part (in my opinion) is the flow of the nipple. You want a slow flow nipple. Fill the nipple with water and see how fast/slow it drips. Baby needs to work for food from a bottle, just like at the breast.
    Full time working Mom to 3, DH is my hero as a SAHD:
    DS July'09, nursed for 12 weeks
    DD1 & DD2 April'11, tandem nursed for 16 months

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Edmonton, Canada

    Default Re: Best bottle to use with breastfeeding???

    We supplement a few times daily and have found that the playtex drop-in system causes the least amount of confusion for our LO. http://www.playtexmommyville.ca/Bottles/Dropins.aspx It does cost a little extra for the liners but we found it is worth it.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Cleveland, OH

    Default Re: Best bottle to use with breastfeeding???

    You could ask 20 different mamas and get 20 different answers!

    The only suggestion I have is to avoid buying a bunch of one particular kind because you heard they were the best, because your LO might just hate them. My LO hated the Medela nipples, even though they appeared to be similar to the Evenflo, which he liked.
    My little man was born 12/17/2010.

    Baby girl was born 4/30/2014.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Default Re: Best bottle to use with breastfeeding???

    We seem to have an ok time with playtex drop in system as well. We use the slow flow latex nipple. DD didnt like the silicon ones.
    Mom of 3- Two boys ages 17 and 13 and one sweet baby girl, born 1/19/12
    Pumping once a day and nursing whenever we're together

  6. #6

    Default Re: Best bottle to use with breastfeeding???

    Sorry I don't have bottle ideas-except, generally, start with slow flow nipples and get the smallest bottles you can. (What baby drinks 8 ounces at a time???) On the other hand, if this is a one off kind of thing, your mom may be able to make it work with whatever you have-it wil help if she lets baby set the 'pace' -see here for tips for bottlefeeding the breastfed baby you can give your mom- http://www.llli.org/docs/00000000000...astfedbaby.pdf

    Have a nice mommy-daughter time!

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