I've gone rounds with my baby girl about a bottle..suprise, suprise right?
She nurses really well, at 2 months she's 11.2 and was born at 7.2-never had any formula, or a pacifier. DH and I started with bottles early. Let me explain: I'd rather battle a bout of nipple confusion than a baby who won't take a bottle. And that's just me-if somebody disagrees, that's OK. We first tried Avent, but like many newborns (she was 3 weeks old) Avent gagged her because it is so long. So, then a few days later we tried again with the bottle, we used the Playtex nurser. She did so-so with it. Then the researching began: Bisphenol-A. Like any other concerned parent, I read up about it, I guess, mainly I was in shock that the FDA/CDC and AAP were allowing manufacturer's to place a hormone disrupter into our children essentially. I went and bought some glass nursers and siliskins (gotta see these, they are too cool). My daughter likes the regular silicone nipple. The problem is: Now she has a VERY sloppy latch, she's rolling her top lip in and "inhaling" me. It's not really painful, not really comfortable either. So now, I'm at a loss. What standard nipple is good transition for breastfed babies? I know some babies like Nuk, Comfi, and No-Drip Nuby nipples.. But, I'm going to be honest, we've spent so much on just bottles, that it's making formula costs look cheap. With our oldest, she took Avent then went right to Playtex, she also chose the bottle over me at 10 months and never nursed again.
Does anybody else think that possibly the BPA thing is just a *ploy* by enviromental groups? My hubby does.
At this point I'm confused about it all.