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August 13th, 2008, 06:58 PM
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Hey everyone. Im new to getting ready to breastfeed my LO when she is born in Dec. I want to be able to pump so my mom and DH can feed the baby, but do I need the bottles that are the same brand as the pump I want? Or can I use something like playtex drop ins? Thanks for any info!
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August 13th, 2008, 07:18 PM
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ZI use the platex drop ins but have a medela pump
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August 13th, 2008, 09:06 PM
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Doesnt matter if they match or not, you can always pour the milk into whatever bottle you use.
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August 13th, 2008, 10:16 PM
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It doesnt matter, but I would caution against stocking up on any one brand or type just yet. Many babies have a very distinct preference, regardless of what you introduce them to first. Just simply b/c bottles & the breast are so drastically differnet & despite how they try to advertise, NONE are more "like' the breast than others - the feel can put off some babies & the shape can put off others, while some will take any bottle at all.

I would maybe buy 1 or 2 different ones, introduce them after 4 - 6 weeks to avoid nipple confusion & any interference with BFing, and then once you know which ones your baby prefers, buy a few extra. If you just pump for during the day while youre working you also probably won't need that many.

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August 14th, 2008, 07:02 AM
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I agree with the other ladies. I also just wanted to suggest that you put off pumping for AT LEAST 6 weeks, not only to avoid nipple confusion for the baby but also to let your supply regulate before you start pumping. I pumped a lot the first 6 weeks and had major oversupply issues that I had to work hard to get down. It was a mess!
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August 14th, 2008, 07:16 AM
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I have a Ameda Purely Yours and use Playtex bottles. I either pump in the Ameda bottles or into the Playtex liners, using the Playtex One Step System.
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It doesnt matter, but I would caution against stocking up on any one brand or type just yet. Many babies have a very distinct preference, regardless of what you introduce them to first. Just simply b/c bottles & the breast are so drastically differnet & despite how they try to advertise, NONE are more "like' the breast than others - the feel can put off some babies & the shape can put off others, while some will take any bottle at all.[/b]
Ditto! I have a whole box of bottles in my basement right now, all different brands. I pulled out 3-4 of each kind (if I had that many) and am trying to get rid of the rest. I'm hoping this baby will be a little less picky and we can find a bottle she is willing to accept.
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August 14th, 2008, 09:20 AM
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It doesnt matter, but I would caution against stocking up on any one brand or type just yet. Many babies have a very distinct preference, regardless of what you introduce them to first. Just simply b/c bottles & the breast are so drastically differnet & despite how they try to advertise, NONE are more "like' the breast than others - the feel can put off some babies & the shape can put off others, while some will take any bottle at all.[/b]
Ditto! I have a whole box of bottles in my basement right now, all different brands. I pulled out 3-4 of each kind (if I had that many) and am trying to get rid of the rest. I'm hoping this baby will be a little less picky and we can find a bottle she is willing to accept.
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Double ditto. I've probably spent over $200 on bottles and nipples, I could run a daycare I have so many brand new bottles in my place I have a freezer stash, but thats mostly for down the road when shes taking a sippy cup, Im only introducing that now cause she refuses a bottle.
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August 14th, 2008, 11:55 AM
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It doesnt matter, but I would caution against stocking up on any one brand or type just yet. Many babies have a very distinct preference, regardless of what you introduce them to first. Just simply b/c bottles & the breast are so drastically differnet & despite how they try to advertise, NONE are more "like' the breast than others - the feel can put off some babies & the shape can put off others, while some will take any bottle at all.[/b]
Ditto! I have a whole box of bottles in my basement right now, all different brands. I pulled out 3-4 of each kind (if I had that many) and am trying to get rid of the rest. I'm hoping this baby will be a little less picky and we can find a bottle she is willing to accept.
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Got any Platex drop in bottles in there?? I'll take them off your hands
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August 14th, 2008, 12:44 PM
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It doesnt matter, but I would caution against stocking up on any one brand or type just yet. Many babies have a very distinct preference, regardless of what you introduce them to first. Just simply b/c bottles & the breast are so drastically differnet & despite how they try to advertise, NONE are more "like' the breast than others - the feel can put off some babies & the shape can put off others, while some will take any bottle at all.

I would maybe buy 1 or 2 different ones, introduce them after 4 - 6 weeks to avoid nipple confusion & any interference with BFing, and then once you know which ones your baby prefers, buy a few extra. If you just pump for during the day while youre working you also probably won't need that many.

Lala....[/b]

I have the bottles that came with my Avent Isis Manual and I bought a ton Medela bottles/nipples, but my LO prefers the Gerber NUK nipples, and even that is a session by session basis he really prefers the breast above them all because he can control the flow better.

I also agree to hold off pumping if you can, I pumped earlier to let my nips heal, but it was only for two days for about 2 sessions each day (it did wonders though!). Even though you can avoid nipple confusion by feeding with a cup or dropper, it can mess with your supply if you pump too much.
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