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    Default Best bottle for a prem?

    Hi guys!

    My beautiful 35 weeker is BF really well, but because she tires so easily feeds are taking way too long so I'm also giving her a small amount of EMB to ensure she's getting enough.

    I had a stash of the small, one use bottles in hospital which worked great, but I tried her on the bottles I had at home, medela calma, but they're way too much work for her and it defeats the purpose of giving her a quick top off of EBM if she's working just as hard for it.

    So, what bottles did you use for your prem baby? I'm going to head out this morning and grab a few but if I could get some personal recommendations that would be great!!

    Thanks in advance

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    Just get the normal teats for your medela bottles, that way you're not having to fork out even more money on bottles.

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    I had mam bottles for dd
    http://www.mambaby.com/
    We tried heaps of others but the mam worked for dd.
    Have you tried getting faster flow teats? That might work too.

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    Our little man was recently born at 34 weeks and the speechie at the hospital recommended pegion with the peristaltic cross cut teat. We top DS up with these. We also tried the medela calma but like you LO, DS just found it too hard.

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    I tried the medela calma teat but found the same as you when my DD was little, it was too difficult, so we switched to slow flow medela teats and they worked very well.

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    Pigeon always works well. The last premmie I cared for I put on medium pigeon and she did really well. The small/slow ones she had to work too hard.

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    I'll second gn pigeon bottles (narrow neck - my little guy couldn't deal with the wide neck ones, but then he couldn't breastfeed either). Or else try the medela tears. They might be a good starting point, so it's not such an outlay, then if they're not successful, try the pigeon ones. Good luck

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    Thanks everyone! I ended up going the slow medela bottles... I didn't realize you could buy them! I'd only see the calma ones. So we're set now and she's just had a bottle and took it really easily.

    Thanks so much


 

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