Breastfeeding 101: Share your struggles and your successes!
Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.
We pride ourselves on having the friendliest
and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment
for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers.
If you have any problems registering please drop an email to email@example.com.
Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!
DS nursed for 2 years always preferred the breast over the bottle which he got once or twice a week until he was 9 months. At that point he decided it was either breast or solid foods and refused the bottle.
We used Be Free bottles since I got a whole bunch of new ones left over from my niece and DS was fine w/them. We never tried any others.
Looking forward I need to decide which bottles to use this time around (hoping to nurse again for at least 1 year) on the occasion when I need a break for whatever reason - one or two bottles a week again probably.
So which bottles do you prefer and why?
Last edited by seaside; June 18th, 2013 at 12:55 PM.
We used Avent. Started with the regular bottles then switched to the BPA free ones. Hubbie did 1 bottle of pumped milk per day (not until about 6-8 weeks in though, forget exactly when), and then when I had to stand up in a wedding, I pumped to maintain supply (daughter was 6 months old) while hubbie used stored pumped milk.
So, the bottles didn't get much use, since we also stopped with them at 1 year (switched to 1 feeding of whole milk which we just used a cup - daughter never got the hang of sippy cups), but they worked nicely the little we did use them!
I used the Avent and Playtex drop ins. I will say though that neither of my kids got nipple confusion and that's with my daughter having to have a bottle the first three days of life(complications with delivery, etc) She had a fine latch and loved her pacifiers until I took them away.
Melanie, mama to Kaia, Ewan, and Paige
Paige Clementine born October 23, 2013
I bought all sort of breastfeeding friendly bottles, but I also waited a few months so that my daughter didnt get nipple confusion... and by then she was so into the breastfeeding she wouldnt take the bottle... oops