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Bottles- which ones!?!?!?

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dancestomyowntune Wed 25-Mar-15 16:47:01

So my 30 weeker has been home a week now, and is seven weeks old (actual). I am currently using sterifeed bottles and standard teats but dd is spitting out so much I am concerned her growth will be affected, and it's not great soaking through bibs all the time! confused

Does anyone have any suggestions that worked with their preemie? I have tried tommee tippee but she doesn't seem to get anywhere with those at all.

sparky28 Wed 25-Mar-15 19:17:12

We used NUK bottles size 1 I think, available from Boots with our daughter (34 weeks). We tried many too in the initial few weeks but these seemed to do the trick. Good luck!

Yuleloglatte Wed 25-Mar-15 19:23:52

The mam bottles worked well for me. They are fiddly with loads if parts but have very soft teats.

todayiamfat Wed 25-Mar-15 19:26:24

NUK here too. Those were the ones used at our hospital. I did also use tommee tippee but she was a food refuser so not sure if any botyle made a difference!

The neonatal nurses said that the asda bottle little angles were good as they had a tiny teat (in length).

Petallic Wed 25-Mar-15 19:27:17

Dr brown does (did?) prem bottles. I ordered from boots online and picked up the next day although you can probably get from amazon etc also. Came with small size teats & bottles.

Mrsderekshepard Wed 25-Mar-15 19:30:26

The cheap bottles with the thin bodies are the best to use

happysunr1se Wed 25-Mar-15 20:00:53

My 30-weeker used to dribble milk out like crazy. We had the asda cheapest bottles and the Tommy tippee closer to nature aswell.

At first we thought the asda ones were better, maybe because the teat is shorter than the Tommy tippee ones, but honestly I think dd dribbled simply because she was too young and she hadn't learnt how to suck properly yet.

Over a couple of weeks dd got better at drinking from the asda ones and stopped dribbling and then a couple of months down the line she refused them after deciding she preferred the Tommy tippee ones.

mrsdarcy55 Wed 25-Mar-15 21:55:12

Nuk here too, it was the only thing my lazy 30 wkr would drink from. Our NNU nurses told us that most like either the Nuk or cheap supermarket bottles as the flow is fast and easy. Unfortunately he went for the more expensive option!

Another mum recommended the Dr Brown Prem bottles but he went for the Nuk so I didn't need to try them.

plentyofshoes Thu 26-Mar-15 12:13:35

I used Nuk and ordered the prem one's from Amazon.

dancestomyowntune Thu 26-Mar-15 17:08:16

Thank you all. I have got the nuk ones and dd is currently on her second feed with them. The first one my mum fed her and said she thought they were worse! But this feed she hasn't dribbled any so we'll have to see over night how it goes but fingers crossed we appear to have cracked it!

minipie Wed 01-Apr-15 13:18:34

NUK here too. You want the yellow latex teat (much softer) rather than the clear silicone teat.

That said DD did dribble a lot of milk out and swallow a lot of air. Turned out she had tongue tie which may have been part of the reason.

Nothingtodowithme Wed 24-Jun-15 12:03:29

We tried just about everything and settled on the Mam anti-colic ones, which seemed to help with wind.

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