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which bottle brand on the market is best for combining breast and bottle feeding?

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Shannalouu91 Sun 27-Jul-14 21:22:19

Hiya I am pregnant with my 3rd baby and I am determined to breast feed this time as my other 2 didnt take to it. I am just wondering which brands of bottles other mums recommend when combining breast and bottle to prevent confusion for the baby?

sleepdodger Sun 27-Jul-14 21:31:50

Wait till 5+ weeks then tommy tippie closer to nature

PK1975 Sun 27-Jul-14 21:36:37

I used Tommee Tippee closer to nature from week 2. I breast and bottle fed until DD was 16 months. smile

ILoveYouBaby Sun 27-Jul-14 21:36:57

We have bottles between 4-6 weeks and no problem with bottle refusal. I use TT closer to nature.

CallingAllEngels Sun 27-Jul-14 21:38:28

We used medela. Had to use some bottles during the first week and then a combination of bf and expressed/bottles until 6 months.

coffeetofunction Sun 27-Jul-14 21:44:48

The new avent teats are the closes to the feel of a nipple. Something to do with the 'petal' effect.... I would ask in mothercare...

BeyoncesCat Sun 27-Jul-14 21:47:34

Agree, TT closer to nature.

rootypig Sun 27-Jul-14 22:01:39

We introduced a bottle at about three months and had no issues with TT Closer to Nature. That said, DD would guzzle milk out of a stone if it came to it grin

SociallyAcceptableCookie Sun 27-Jul-14 22:02:35

I really believe it doesn't matter. Sucking on a bottle that a person is holding is not like latching on to a breast. If you want to avoid nipple confusion, I would wait at least 3-4 weeks before using a bottle. You can use syringes or cups in to he first few days if necessary. This link advises on how to bottle feed a breast fed baby. I'm not sure I think it's that complicated but it's worth a try.

With that said, I used MAM bottles pretty successfully. They aren't made to look like boobs like tommee tippee, and you can sterilise one bottle at a time in the microwave which is handy if you only give one bottle a day.

rootypig Sun 27-Jul-14 22:08:36

(would add, ime temperature of the milk is more important. This varies hugely baby to baby, if your baby doesn't seem to like bottles, take the milk temp up a bit, down a bit, see if that makes a difference.)

squizita Sun 27-Jul-14 22:22:51

Rooty wow that is fascinating! I never would have thought of it (bar maybe making it body temperature) - very useful to know!

rootypig Sun 27-Jul-14 22:39:56

Ah yes! some people have deduced they have very hot BM grin grin some babies apparently like ice cold milk (not DD, she still abhors cold milk at 21mo hmm)

Mrsgrumble Sun 27-Jul-14 22:48:18

I used tommee tipee closer to nature and has no problems frm about three weeks using expressed.

yellowsnownoteatwillyou Sun 27-Jul-14 22:52:49

I used avent natural and tommy tippee closer to nature, I used the avent ones more purely because I preferred holding them and could get the tops off easier, as I sometimes have problems with my fingers seizing up. I switched from bf, ebm and ff from day one and baby cared not how it came as long as he got it.

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