Which bottles to use?

  • I am currently pregnant due January 17, 2011.  I am trying to decide what bottles to use.  I will be trying to breastfeed but will still need bottles in between.  Do you have any advice on what to use?  I am leaning towards Avent Bottles.  Any thoughts?

  • We love the Dr Browns bottles they have a lot of parts but it solved our nightime gas problems with our daughter.

  • The tommee tippee bottles are meant to be excellent, they are meant to make switching from breast to bottle very easy. They are the top selling brand in the UK and have recently come over to the USA. I went ahead and purchased these after they came highly reccomended by many moms. I am due November 17.

  • We used the playtex drop ins which are wonderful! They are great for switching from breast to bottle and I loved that fact that you know they are sterile every time you use them .. no to mention, a lot easier to wash ;) Also, you can release any air trapped in the bag before feeding and tremendously reduces that chances of gas build up!

  • We love the dr brown bottles.

  • I just had my baby boy the 12th and I too am breastfeeding but he is eating so much I can't produce enough milk, therefore have to use formula too. The First Years bottles he enjoys, but the Tommy Tipee bottles he loves! The nipple makes switching between breast and bottle very easy or him.  Hope that helps.

  • Try Born Free bottles. They are BPA free plastic (also available in glass), and they have a special valve that actually will reduce air. Helps my little one to have less gas. They are a little pricey, about the same as the Avent Bottles. I tried avent bottles but was unimpressed.

  • Hi

    We tried several different bottle as our son had bad colic and the best we found were Dr Browns as they have a special tube in them that pulls the air out of the milk, easing colic. Im from England so started with boots own brand which is a very big drugstore who specialise in baby related things, his colic was terrible with these, next i tried tommee tipee and baby wouldnt take the milk from them as the teat was too big, i say that but they do look like actual nipples, Ewan just didnt like them. We then tried Nuk bottle but the flow was to fast even with the first stage nipple (i bought the nuk bottles while on vacation in usa as they looked good and had good reviews). My friend then suggested DR Browns and I truely would never look back. I will definatly use these if we have any more children. Myself and my husband named them miracle bottle after using them for just 1 day. It was like Ewan had never suffered from colic. I would reccommend these again and again. Good Luck 

  • I used the NUK brand bottles. They are great. I started out breastfeeding but had to supplement with formula. They were great with the transition, they are designed to keep them with the breastfeeding in mind.

  • hi and congradulations. When i had my son i used avent bottles and i ussed them for a couple of months and i found out that he had too much gas and also spiting up alot and he was getting to much air.. so then i said i wanted to change bottles and i went to the nuk.  let me tell you that they are great bottles. i would recommand them to anyone. he has less air now

  • Congratulations!  I definitely, whole-heartedly recommend Dr. Brown's!  We used both Avent and Playtex Ventaire (wide-mouthed) for the first 5 months or so.  The Avent ones leaked a lot, unless you screwed them on really hard (which were then difficult to get back open).  The Playtex ones were fine, except that when you heat it up in a water bath on the stove (the way you're supposed to), the bottom part fills with water (there are little vent holes in the bottom to let air escape when baby is drinking), and then the water drips out all over you and baby. 

    Around 4 months, I lost my milk supply because of then-undioagnosed thyroid disease, so we started having to use bottles a lot.  The annoyance of the Avent and Playtex bottles got to me, I went to the store and bought the Dr. Brown's.  My son is almost a year old now, and we've been using Dr. Brown's since...I have no complaints.  They are so wonderful, and made in the USA!  That's my humble (if not excited) opinion! :)

  • We used the basic glass bottles at first but our little girl wasn't doing well on them as they weren't venting and she kept gulping a bunch of air. What we did is we bought 1 of each of the different bottles and found that she did the best on Avent bottles. She did okay on the Playtex Ventaire, but my husband like the Avent ones and he is the one who does most of the bottle feedings as she still nurses most of the time. I recommend trying out a couple of different brands and see what you like the best and what your baby responds best too.

  • im due jan 9th of the new year and i myself am having the same issue what bottle to buy what botlles are compatible with ur breast pump. its enough to drive u crazy i myself am leaning to the playtrex brand more cost friendly right now and i like what i've been reading in reviews about them

  • hi! i have a 6 month old son and have used nothing but dr. brown's from the beginning (since 2 months of age after i couldn't breastfeed any longer.  they are absolutely wonderful although they are a little extra work to clean but it's worth it.  they come with a tiny brush to clean the small orifices and replacement parts are easily accessible (from babies r' us for example). i work in a pediatrician's office and hear so many different stories about different types of bottles and many use dr. brown's. they even have their own brand of sterilizer (sold separately) and different types of bottles - glass, wide neck, regular, 4 oz, 8oz...... hope this helped!

  • if your breasT FEEDIGN I WOULD SUGGEST DR BROWN BECAUSE THEY ARE MADE WITH SOFT NIPPLE AND EXTRA PEICES TO STOP THE FLOW OF EXTRA HAIR LIKE YOUR BREAST PLUS WHEN YOU WANT O GIVE HIM/HER MORE MILD YOU WONT HAVE TO CHANGE THE BOTTLES TO A DIFFRENT TYPE YOU COULD JUST TAKE THE EXTRA PEICES OFF AND UPGRADE TO LARGER BOTTLE