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    Default Best bottle to use for BF baby? Suggestions needed

    So far I have tried the Tommee Tippee and the Medela wide base nipple that came with my milk storage bottles.

    The Medela seems too "small" and pointy and he doesn't have to latch as wide open as he does on the breast.

    The TT are better for the latch and very wide, but it seems like it comes out awfully fast and he chokes on the milk, even though i'm using the Size 1 slow flow nipples.

    Any suggestions?? I am only giving him 1 bottle per day, but he is going to be in daycare soon when I return to work so I would like to find one that he likes soon...

    thanks ladies!

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    Default Re: Best bottle to use for BF baby? Suggestions needed

    We used breastflow!

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    Default Re: Best bottle to use for BF baby? Suggestions needed

    It sounds like he's drinking from the bottles - so that's great! I used the Playtex Drop Ins with Trixie, with the widemouth naturalatch (sp?) nipples. We always used the newborn flow. It does come out fast. Have you seen the kellymom.com info on paced bottlefeeding? That might help with the choking issue.
    Tracie

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    Default Re: Best bottle to use for BF baby? Suggestions needed

    I use the Avent bottles with the newborn nipple. They seem to work well. There are the "classic" ones and the "natural" ones. The "natural" ones are newer and the nipple resembles a real nipple even more than the classic. DD seems to take as long to drink 3 ounces as she normally does to nurse, so I suppose the flow is appropriate. And I have an adapter so I can pump right into them from my Medela pump!!
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    Default Re: Best bottle to use for BF baby? Suggestions needed

    I tried a couple, including the medela calma (for us this was a big fail, he got drowned, heh), but for whatever reason LO seems to like Dr. Brown best of the ones I've tried. It's not really in any way like a real nipple, but it seems to work for us (and at almost 8 months he still prefers the real thing even though he gets four bottles a day while I'm at work).

    I think it's just a trial and error thing, unfortunately.

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    Default Re: Best bottle to use for BF baby? Suggestions needed

    I use Breast Flow by first years, but I agree it can be trial and error. Seems to be the slowest flow Ive tried and my IBCLC recommended them. I'd stay away from Gerber newborn nipple since its still fast flow.
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    Default Re: Best bottle to use for BF baby? Suggestions needed

    We used/use breastflow too. They used to sell them at Target but it seems like they may have gotten replaced by the tommee tippee brand. You can still get them online. BRU also used to sell them in store.
    Ali
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    Default Re: Best bottle to use for BF baby? Suggestions needed

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommy2lilah View Post
    It sounds like he's drinking from the bottles - so that's great! I used the Playtex Drop Ins with Trixie, with the widemouth naturalatch (sp?) nipples. We always used the newborn flow. It does come out fast. Have you seen the kellymom.com info on paced bottlefeeding? That might help with the choking issue.
    Same here - we have used those bottles/nipples with all four children with no problem (we replaced the nipples for each child but I don't think they've changed the design).

    Molly

    Loving mama to JP (DS, 1/03 ~ nursed 6 mos), EL (DD1, 9/05 ~ nursed 4 yrs), EJ (DD2, 3/08 ~ nursed 3 yrs 9 mos), and
    JM (DD3, 6/12 ~ currently nursing), all born naturally
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