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November 13th, 2013, 07:35 AM
StephanieMitchell's Avatar Super Mommy
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I'm a FTM, so with all the bottle options available, I'm super confused!!
I plan to breastfeed, but I also want to pump so Dh can feed her, and I can possibly give her a bottle when in public (I'm not ok with just whipping the girls out like that, but no offense to anyone who is!) I'm looking for bottles that closely simulate an actual nipple because I've read all about nipple confusion and I definitely don't want that to happen! Has anyone heard of Breastflow bottles, or used them and have any experience with them? What I'm finding online is that those are supposed to be the best for breastfed babies... or possibly the Playtex drop-ins.
HELP!! I'm sooo confused!
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November 13th, 2013, 07:41 AM
Nicole1481's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I pumped with Colt, he drank out of these.

Comotomo Silicone Bottle 5-Oz (2 Pack)- Green : Target

When he went to more oz (they are 5oz) I switched to Dr. Browns (the short ones) and he did fine with those as well.

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November 13th, 2013, 08:44 AM
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I pumped my Madalynn and we found the Dr brown bottles worked best!! She struggled taking the others we tried (avent and I forget the other one sorry) but Dr Brown's were amazing for her.
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November 13th, 2013, 09:43 AM
Sarah Marie's Avatar Mom to Leiland and Owen
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I had the same intentions, however my son had his own plan. We started bottles once a day at 3 days old. He would drool like crazy from all 4 styles we had. He didn't have a strong suck reflex and I spewed milk, so nursing was easier.

He also hated silicone. So pacifiers and all bottle nipples were a no go. Of bottles he did ok with the breastflow bottle and the playtex with the laytex nipple (the brown one). But I fought it SO much and finally stopped at 5 months even trying anymore. He hated the bottle, just wanted to nurse.

I will try bottles again this time. I liked the idea of knowing I could go to an appt and leave baby with a sitter for longer than 2 hours.

This is the breastflow - it was recommended in my breastfeeding class
Amazon.com: The First Years 1 Pack Breastflow Bottle, 5 Ounce: Baby

Amazon.com: Playtex Drop-Ins NaturaLatch Latex Nipple - Slow Flow - 2 Pack: Baby

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November 13th, 2013, 09:54 AM
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If you want to BF and bottle the one recomendation I was given that seemed to work well for us is always stick with the slow/flow nipples, even as they get older. When you think about it, the hole on your nipple does not change, so you do not want to make bottle feeding come out much faster than the breast. We always used Playtex drop ins (it limits the cleaning), the disadvantage is they do not take to a bottle warmer well if you plan to use one (our kids were happy just getting a bottle out of the fridge).

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November 13th, 2013, 12:01 PM
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I used playtex drop ins with DD and she did fine.
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November 13th, 2013, 12:48 PM
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we had 0 luck with many types of bottle our daughter only wanted the boob. So unfortunately i could not ever feed her and we could never be gone for long.

So the child will be the deciding factor
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November 13th, 2013, 01:04 PM
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I'm glad you asked this question. It's been over 10 years since I've had a baby and everything has changed so much.

I'm hoping to breastfeed and pump too. I would love to be feed one twin breast and have my husband feed one bottle and rotate between feedings of which wouold be breastfed and which would be bottle...not sure how possible or reasonable that it...but I would LOVE to be able to do that for the 1st few months.

My husband is really wanting to try this feeding system. Does anyone have any experience with it?
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November 13th, 2013, 02:10 PM
Sarah Marie's Avatar Mom to Leiland and Owen
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Jennifer I have a couple friends who nursed twins. One tried the bottle one breast the other but still found it easier to just nurse one at a time. The other chose to tandem nurse because there wasn't always someone else around to feed the second a bottle.
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November 13th, 2013, 02:36 PM
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What I would do is pick 3-4 and buy one of each. Once you see which one baby likes then you can get more. Every baby is different and just because my breastfed baby took well to playtext disposable nurser with the brown latex nipple doesn't mean yours will, know what I mean? I'm planning on breast feeding but will pump so she can have an occasional bottle. I am buying one of each of the following and will buy more once I see which one works

Playtext disposable nurser with brown laytex nipple
Avent (got this one free in my goodie bag for doing a target registry)
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And either tomee tippe or dr.browns glass

FYI I hated the breast flow. They leaked and my breasted baby hated them. I've heard lots of complaints of them leaking
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November 14th, 2013, 12:33 AM
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We are getting the Dr. Brown's system and gonna figure out how to make due with that. I am very lucky, a good friend just had twins in september so I am getting all the hammy downs and just replacing the nipples.

She already gave me her breast pump and the collection bottles... so many bottles!! I think I will go through same thing with the Dr Brown system but to much is never a serious problem.
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November 14th, 2013, 05:02 AM
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I am also a FTM and was wondering if anyone has used the Dr. Brown Natural flow bottles? I am planning on breastfeeding but will be pumping and storing milk in case we go out somewhere or have to leave her with someone.
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November 14th, 2013, 12:22 PM
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my breastflow didn't leak, but its made to mimic the breast which is supposed to be a slow flow and more work. BUT my milk came out so quickly he just didn't take to it. I think it was too much work for him
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November 14th, 2013, 07:35 PM
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I used dr browns natural flow. They worked well for colt.

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November 14th, 2013, 09:39 PM
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I used both Playtex drop-ins and breastflow bottles with my last..
will be using the drop-ins again... the breastflow bottles were a pia
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November 15th, 2013, 05:29 AM
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I'm going to be trying Dr. Browns glass bottles this time. I've heard lots of good things about them.
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