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    Default Bottle choices?

    I wanted to find out what bottle or nipple is closest to the real thing? I have a couple dr brown bottles and wanted to get more bottles but dr brown are so expesive and my lil man isnt colic what do kind of bottles to you use?
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    Default Re: Bottle choices?

    I don't use bottles often, but when I do I use the playtex premium drop-ins with the slow flow nipple.
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    When I do bottle feed I only use the Playtex Drop In's. I get the clear nipples, too, just because I prefer them. But I've never had to deal with nipple confusion with them and I had to use them a lot when LO was first born because I was dealing with extremely cracked nipples. Plus they're super easy to clean up!

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    My dd won't take a bottle but the only one she won't "fight" and is willing to give a try withiut just chewing on is the Playtex drop-ins w/latex nipple. Also, look at how your LO leaves your nipple after bfing and try to find a nipple that resembles that.
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    wow i didnt relize the drop ins were so popular... doesnt that get expensive? buying new liners all the time?
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    Came home in 2 days!
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    Default Re: Bottle choices?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommy.times.2 View Post
    wow i didnt relize the drop ins were so popular... doesnt that get expensive? buying new liners all the time?
    Not really. A box of 100 is about $7 at walmart. I think there's a bigger box, but since my dd doesn't take a bottle, she won't go through even 100
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommy.times.2 View Post
    wow i didnt relize the drop ins were so popular... doesnt that get expensive? buying new liners all the time?
    I don't know if they still do it, but there's coupons in the boxes of bottles!!
    And I would rinse the drop in out with really hot water and a touch of soap to clean them out. I would use a drop 2-3 times before I threw it out. I didn't worry about it too much because I kept them really clean.

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    My son rejected the Drop-Ins. We tried The First Years Breastflow bottle with moderate success but now can only get him to take adiri. They're at Target and a little pricier at around $12.

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    Default Re: Bottle choices?

    I liked the breastflow at first, but then John cracked the system and learned he can just bite down to get a steady stream of milk flowing from it. I've switched to the drop ins, and they work pretty well. My mom feeds him the bottle, and she reuses the liners a few times, so it's not too expensive.
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