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July 21st, 2013, 06:09 PM
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BTDT moms, what type of bottles do you use?

I plan to breast feed and pump so hubby can help. He's recently become convinced that we should use glass bottles because of BPA and other toxins in plastic bottles. What have you used in the past? Has anyone used glass bottles?
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July 21st, 2013, 06:16 PM
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I used evenflo glass bottles with DD. They're inexpensive and worked great for us.

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July 21st, 2013, 06:36 PM
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I've used nearly every bottle known to man. Ok, maybe that's an exaggeration..but probably about 20 different brands and I've used plastic and glass. My favs are the Avent and Breastflow bottles.

I no longer have all my bottles....here's to hoping I won't need any!
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July 21st, 2013, 07:14 PM
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I use the NUK widemouth bottles with the orthopedic silicone nipple. It's worked for all 3 of my kids and we've never had nipple confusion. I was recommended this bottle and nipple from one of the LC's with DD1, as she had trouble latching on and I didn't want to make things worse with nipple confusion (we had to give her pumped bm at 8 weeks because of an emergency gall bladder surgery I had).

All 3 kids nursed until about 11 months and used these bottles when I traveled out of town, and it worked for us with no problems.
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July 21st, 2013, 07:42 PM
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We used Dr. Browns after trying about 6 other brands because Greyson wouldn't take anything else. I pumped for almost 6 months because he refused to latch! I am really hoping that Tobias will and we won't be using bottles much.

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July 21st, 2013, 07:58 PM
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My advice is do not, do not buy all of one type. Chances are you will go through several before you find one that works; really it's more the nipple than the bottle but since all the bottles fit differently, you don't get to change out just the nipples. Buy ONE of several different brands. Remember too, that if you are bf'ing you should always use the slowest flow nipple--never upgrade to a level 2 or 3. We used Avent bottles and a few glass ones--I can't remember which ones and they are packed away. We also had a stainless one that I liked. My ds never loved bottles. He used them because he had to, he only drank enough from bottles to get him through the day and then nursed through the night a lot. Never bothered me because we cosleep, but it was stressful when we couldn't get him to eat when I went back to work. And he initially took a bottle at 6 weeks wtih no issues...but once I was gone every day he just stopped. Some babies adjust better than others.
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July 21st, 2013, 08:24 PM
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The only bottles we ever used with DS were the Medela bottles that come with the pump. Lol! They worked.

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July 22nd, 2013, 08:26 AM
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My son never cared what nipple he got, he just wanted food. But the medula bottles is what I used. I tried a Nuk and Advent one I had gotten as gifts and they gave him PAINFUL gas. It was awful. As he got older I did get stuck in a pickle once and bought him a parents choice one and he did ok with those too. The fancy looking nipples always caused him pain. Just the plain slow flow was best for him.
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July 22nd, 2013, 08:37 AM
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We tried the Dr. Brown's with DD but she didn't do well with them. We switched to BPA free Playtex VentAir and she did fabulous!

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July 22nd, 2013, 08:58 AM
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I loved the VentAir with DD.

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July 22nd, 2013, 09:52 AM
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We used Dr. Browns and the Playtex Ventaire's. Both are BPA free, DS liked both. We used 4 types of bottles before we realized those 2 worked the best for DS.
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July 22nd, 2013, 10:16 AM
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OMG I haven't even given bottles a thought. I think I'm still in denial somewhat about the fact that there is a baby in my belly.

I'm hoping to exclusively breastfeed, but I'm sure my boys will want to feed the baby at some point and I want them to be as involved as they would like to be. Plus I'll be living with my Dad so I am sure he and his wife will want to help. I can't remember what I used with David and I think I primarily used Avent with Jaidon.
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