Which bottles work best for breastmilk?

  • Hi! I have a 6 week old baby and I want to introduce to him the bottle. I'm only breastfeeding and I already started pumping and storing my milk..now I would like to know if certain baby bottles work best for nursing moms? I want my son to get the hang of the bottle before I return to work...

  • Of course every baby will be different, but I found the avent bottles to work the best. They seem to be more like the breast than other bottles I have tried.

  • I am still nursing my 9 month old son but still needed bottles for daycare.  I was using the evenflo comfi bottles.  He started refusing his bottles so I researched a lot of different bottles.  I switched him to the Playtex Ventaire Advanced with the wide nipple. These bottles are made for nursing babies.  He now takes all of his bottles at school and is still nursing with me at home.  Keep up on your pumping and get a good supply stored before you head back to work.  Good Luck and I hope this helps.

  • I am unable to breastfeed my 2 week old so I have been using Dr. Browns bottle with Similac Advanced.  The baby rarely has gas and is sleeping about 5 hours a night. 

  • It really just depends on your baby. We always liked Playtex bottles.

  • The Playtex Nursers claim to be the closest to the breast. I used them for both of my babies and was very happy with them. No sterilization, soft, easy-to-suck nipples. The Natural Action ones worked best, though they're hard to find these days.

  • I really like the Medela bottles plus they are BPA free!

  • I breastfeed my little girl until she was 3 months old but she had no problem taking to a bottle when I went back to work.  I had really good luck with the Playtex drop-in liner bottles because the nipples were wide to help accomodate with breast feeding. 

  • I like the playtex as the freezer bags for storing excess milk can also be used as a liner. My son had no problem taking the bottle, just pay attention to the flow of the nipple my son got very frustrated with the slow.  It was taking 40min to feed 4 oz.  We moved him to the medium at 2m and he has been so much better since. 

  • THANKS..I WILL TRY SWITCHING THE BOTTLE NIPPLES..MY SON WILL BE 2 MONTHS TOMORROW..NOW, HOW DO YOU STORE THE BAGS IN THE FREEZER? LAYING DOWN, STANDING..WHAT'S THE BEST PROCEDURE? THANKS AGAIN!

  • try breast form by first years.

  • I really like the medela bottles with the slow flow nipples. My daughter transitions from breast to bottle easily and she uses these. She tends to leak milk out of the side of her mouth with all other bottles that I have tried.

  • babies r us sells these bottles called tommee tippie...they are wonderful! the nipples are designed like a breast so transition should be easy...hope this helps!

  • What may be more or as important is the feeding method.  Try looking up "paced feeding."  That and other methods will help a breastfed baby take to bottles.

     

     

  • I use the born free bottles for my seven month old they have a wide nipple and he went back and forth from bottle to breast no problem. Unfortunetly i stopped breast feeding at 4 months because my supply went down when i returned to work, but when i did freeze my pumped breast milk i found standing the bags upright worked for me and not putting more than 4oz in each bag helped it thaw quicker.Smile good luck