+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    1,254
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked
    368
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Can you recommend a bottle for EBM?

    I have a 14 week old who has been exclusively BF and is a very happy little boy, who is putting on lots of weight and sleeping through the night. If I want to go out for a few hours on my own (for example, to the hairdresser or to meet a friend for lunch) I leave him at home with my husband and a bottle of EBM. This has worked very well up until the last couple of weeks where he has been getting more and more fussy with the bottle and now blatantly refuses to take a bottle.

    I have been using avent bottles which he was very happy with, but now refuses. Has anyone had any experience with this and can recommend another bottle to try that he may take? I don't want to go out and waste money by buying every different bottle available, so I am seeking opinions.

    What bottle is most similar to a breast?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    835
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked
    99
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We have been using the Madela Calma since 1w and no problems going from breast to bottle now and 9w. If they don't suck they don't get a drop.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    1,254
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked
    368
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Thanks Shinning, I just went to the chemist to have a look at the medela calma, the reason I didn't buy it was because the teat actually looked quite similar to the avent, which he doesn't seem to like.

    I find it strange that he took the bottle fine for the first 12 or so weeks and now refuses. Im hoping its just a phase. Has this happened to anyone?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    835
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked
    99
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I've only had it refused once after dummy sucking for a long period when he usually only gets dummy for 5mins in the car.

    Good luck

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    7,160
    Thanks
    1,701
    Thanked
    3,395
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Pigeon. All the way. It's soft and peristaltic movement mimics breastfeeding really well by drawing the teat to the back of the mouth. This is what speech therapists and hospitals usually recommend. Worked brilliantly for us when Avent closer to nature and medela didn't.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    1,254
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked
    368
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Thanks TamTam, will check them out tomorrow

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    7,160
    Thanks
    1,701
    Thanked
    3,395
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I would also try the slim line neck as opposed to the wide neck. Often get a better latch. . Depending on your bubs mouth etc. Good luck!!

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    6,649
    Thanks
    99
    Thanked
    862
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    The pigeon wide neck teats fit on avent bottles - might be the cheapest option to try

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    1,254
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked
    368
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Just tried him on a pigeon teat in an avent bottle, but he wouldn't take it.

    I hope it is just a phase

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    7,160
    Thanks
    1,701
    Thanked
    3,395
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    What flow? Maybe he's just being a bit fussy and wondering why mummy is giving the bottle when she has the good stuff??? Lol. Can someone else give the bottle.. or try s different feeding position. I put my dd in the bouncer to start with. That seemed to help us.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app


 

Similar Threads

  1. Bottle Warmers How Long Can Bottle Stay In It?
    By Issey in forum Bottlefeeding Support
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-12-2012, 15:35
  2. Baby refusing bottle, any bottle & teat recommendations?
    By M2O84 in forum Bottlefeeding Support
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 29-11-2012, 07:41
  3. Can you recommend me...
    By starflame in forum General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 20-07-2012, 13:13

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Tambo Teddies
Visit our online store and select your individually handmade natural sheepskin teddy bear. Our soft and loveable bears come in a range of styles and colours. Created in Outback Queensland each bear is unique individual. 100% Australian made!
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Hunter Women's Health Centre
Hunter Women’s Health Centre care for women of all ages, in the full spectrum of their gynaecologic and obstetric health.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!