Which teat for switching between breast/bottle?

(3 Posts)
hethajf Tue 10-May-16 20:59:43

As per the title really...
I started expressing just before I took my little one on holiday. I use a medela pump so introduced her to the medela calma teat, which she took no problem and we happily switched between bottle and breast for the 2 week holiday with no issues. On the way home, I had expressed some milk for the flight but forgot to keep the teat in the hand luggage so we bought a tommee tipee closer to nature bottle in the airport and again, she took to the new teat fine. But. Ever since she had the tommee tipee, she has refused to take the calma again! I wouldn't mind but every time she has a bottle using the TT teat, she doesn't latch onto my breast very nicely for the next few feeds and it HURTS! She absolutely will not have the calma teat now and gets ridiculously upset with it, Ive tried exclusively breastfeeding for a week to get her back into it but DH gave her a bottle yesterday and today, my right nipple is bleeding. I've decided enough is enough and I need to find a different teat, I guess something in between the calma and the TT but I've no idea where to start. I'm happy to buy a new bottle too if necessary, has anyone found something that has worked well alongside breastfeeding or am I just doing something really wrong?! Little one is 10 weeks old. Xx

Cocolocos Wed 11-May-16 16:39:11

I think it depends on the baby, as I had loads of other suggestions from other mums which didn't work for me. In the end I had success with the Nuk latex teat (very soft and apparently shaped like a nipple when BF!). Good luck!

LuckySantangelo1 Wed 11-May-16 16:43:15

Dr browns with their regular teats working for us. My son wouldn't drink from a TT bottle at all.

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