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Old 06-05-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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My dd is a great nurser (almost three weeks old). I tried a bottle on her today just to see if she would take it. She tried to drink from it but she was confused by the dripping, and got frustrated. It was a playtex nurser. I think it could be because it didn't mimic the breast. Does anyone have suggestions for a bottle that is as close as possible to the breast?

I am only trying a bottle this early because my ODD HATED the bottle but eventually would take it from babysitters and her dad (never really took it from me). I nursed her for two years (looking forward to doing that with this dd too). This daughter doesn't seem as opinionated about it, but the dripping and flow through her off. I am a teacher and will be going back to work in August, but it took us almost that long with ODD to finally get her use to the idea. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I just want to find something she will take, but I will not be substituting it on a daily basis until I go back to work.

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Old 06-05-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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We had luck with Tommee Tippee. There's also breastflow. We start 1 bottle a day at 4-6 weeks.
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We use Tommee Tippee without any problems
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Re: bottle most like the breast?

I haven't used them yet but madela's nipple called "calma" is supposed to act similar to the breast by allowing the baby to control the flow. They are a little pricey but babies r us always has coupons etc.
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We had luck with Tommee Tippee. There's also breastflow.
this! The breastflow can be annoying but the flow is very slow like the breast. I prefer tommee tipee though

ETA: Im a BFABR so I need to supplement due to it and if he is not on the breast these are the only bottles he would take.
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I used the breastflow but opted for change since it was so hard to clean , the inner part cracked easy and was hard to get around here. The soothie bottles and medela work just fine too.
(My kids are quite picky.. )
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Use a medela bottle. With a PREMIE nipple by dr brown.

I'm a lactation educator and this is now my go to advice for nursing moms.
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Wow! Thanks for all the help. I will try one at a time. I have a breastflow bottle and I might have a soothie too. I'll try those first and then buy a couple others if I need to. I love the idea of a preemie nipple. The milk was literally dripping into her mouth before she had a chance to suck. Talk about confusing her.
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Wow! Thanks for all the help. I will try one at a time. I have a breastflow bottle and I might have a soothie too. I'll try those first and then buy a couple others if I need to. I love the idea of a preemie nipple. The milk was literally dripping into her mouth before she had a chance to suck. Talk about confusing her.
Start with the PREMIE nipple then. You don't want her drowning in milk. It's really more about the FLOW for a lot of babies than mimicking the breast. Companies can advertise whatever they want. A bottle can NOT be like the breast. It a completely different process of sucking and vacuuming and forcing milk. So start with the flow first. IMO.
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I will. Thank you for your expertise! I would not have thought of that combination

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Start with the PREMIE nipple then. You don't want her drowning in milk. It's really more about the FLOW for a lot of babies than mimicking the breast. Companies can advertise whatever they want. A bottle can NOT be like the breast. It a completely different process of sucking and vacuuming and forcing milk. So start with the flow first. IMO.
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