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Pregasaurusrex Fri 15-Jul-16 00:06:05

My baby boy is a week old and bottle fed. We were using the tomme tippee bottles, but he was taking in too much air. Then we tried the Avent ones, which were better but he found them too much hard work- gave up before he had eaten anywhere near enough! The solution at the moment is the Altamil readymade bottles. I'm not actually using the milk, as I was told it is full of additives to keep it fresh for longer (by midwife). Instead, I'm re sterilising the bottles and decanting. Anyone know which bottle is closest to the Aptamil pre sterilised? The teat is slanted. I've head NUK? Or DR Bdown?

MilesHuntsWig Fri 15-Jul-16 00:25:19

Sounds like you're having a tough go. How long are you trying each solution for? At a week old he might need a chance to get used to the shape of a teat. Now he's got the hang of feeding you could maybe re-try one of the other shapes to see if he can adjust?

They change so quickly in the first few weeks you might be able to get away with this.

As for other bottles I'm sure someone will be along in a mo to help. Fwiw my daughter was a terrible feeder and eventually took the Tommee Tippee ones.

Good luck, I remember how exhausting it was.

ridiculouspirate Fri 15-Jul-16 00:31:42

I've never heard any information about extra "additives" in ready made milk. You'd think it'd just be heat treated or something like other long life products? confused

I'd just use the milk in the bottles!

YWurri Sat 16-Jul-16 08:04:19

What an odd thing for the midwife to say; of course the milk in the newborn ready-made bottled is good for a newborn! I used them with my last ds. Please don't buy them then pour the milk away, what a waste.

Hope your baby finds a teat he likes soon.

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