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I have been BFing and plan to continue, but I need Lena to be able to take a bottle for when I go back to work and in case I need to leave her for some reason. We have Tommee Tippee bottles with the slowest flow nipples from Anna. She loved them and they were all we used with her, but I tried one with Lena today and it didn't go so well. I think her suck is too strong since she is used to nursing (where Anna was all bottles since I EPed). She clearly got too much milk with each suck and milk was everywhere. Does anyone have any tips for bottles that work better for breast fed babies?
We have Dr. Brown's and Porter has taken a pumped bottle twice from my husband. I wanted to try it before we got to a point where he may not take one and I would let him do it more, but I don't get very much when I pump, so there isn't much to give him! But, he seemed to like it. He took it right away with no problem. I'm wondering if it's because the nipple on the bottles is very similar to the nipple on the paci we've given him. (One of those soothie ones with the hole in the middle.) Obviously I haven't tried any others and I'd heard good things about the ones you already have, but I don't really have any advice except that he seems to like the Dr Browns ones! Hope you can find one she likes!
We have tommee tippees and they didn't work for Corbin. We have the Calma nipples and they are awesome. He has to suck to get any milk and it comes at his flow. It took some practice learning how to feed him though. If they suck hard enough they can fill up the nipple without swallowing. So we let him suck and then slowly slide the nipple back and he swallows like he would if he were nursing. I let my MIL feed him and she ended up spilling my precious breastmilk all over the place because she didn't let him swallow. Then ended up blaming the nipple and said we need new ones.
I'm guessing that other babies may not have this issue as Corbin is still learning the whole suck/swallow/breathe deal. The bottle did teach him how to suck properly though although he only transfers this over to breast less than 50% of the time since his latch onto me is still pretty weak.
Anyway I highly recommend them but they are expensive. The 5oz bottle with one nipple is $16.99 at buybuybaby, just one nipple is $14.99 and the 8oz bottle with two bottles but one nipple is $19.99 (we bought one of these sets to store my pumped milk in. It is also in 3 parts so washing one every feed is really hard. We currently have 3 and this makes it easier.