My MIL has just bought me a bunch of bottles; 2 different types and I don't know whch is better for feeding a newborn.
One lot say "Anticolic silicone teat" which is what I want in a bottle. The other brand says "100% silicone slow flow teat, 0+ months;" which is also good!
Which one should I use? I'd prefer a single bottle with all the snazzy features in one, but now that I've been given all of these I might as well use them.
The Anticolic bottles are small bottles, 125 ml.
The slow flow bottles are long, 250ml.
Can I use either? Can I alternate between the 2?
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03-05-2012 12:37 #1
Confused about bottles??
03-05-2012 12:42 #2
03-05-2012 13:01 #3
Test the flow in the sink, you want the slowest possible.
We had Nuk bottles with the same description as the first, they were great for us.
I also found sticking to one teat shape was best, DS refused a different shape.
03-05-2012 13:33 #4
Sometimes bub will have a preference in what teat they like my ds didn't like the advent tears and didnt get the ebm out efficiently but the tommee tippee closer to nature he had no trouble with and I have stuck with them for the past 7 months.
04-05-2012 07:49 #5
I'm with Jess - bub will have his/her own preference! You might find bub loves the first bottle/teat you present, or you might end up shopping around!
I was lucky baby girl took to the tommy tippee closer to nature bottles at once, but wen she had colic and later reflux I had to find a bottle with a better anti-colic teat and found Dr Brown bottles helped. (Actually, I shouldn't say it was "better" teat, it was just more effective for my bub)
My girlfriend on the other hand went thru about 6 brands before bub finally started drinking, she ended up using pigeon.
So seriously, just buy a couple to start with then see how bub goes- it might take a while to find one bub is happy with!
Last edited by jo7; 04-05-2012 at 07:51.
14-07-2016 19:32 #6Senior Member
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Have a look at flows found for eg the advent 0+ much faster than pidgeon peristaltic ss.... But if solely bottle feeding I think thru fast get used to anything....my Bub did drown when v young on advent but fine w pidgeon.... We were mixed feeding....
23-07-2016 18:43 #7Senior Member
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I agree with those saying bub will decide! My friend's son is 8 weeks and he is just not interested in the fanciest teat she has! He'll only consider the basic one and even then he takes a few sips and loses interest.
23-07-2016 20:14 #8
Both babies I've gone through about 6 different brands before we found the perfect one (I've had two reflux babies) give them Both a try and see which one baby prefers
23-07-2016 22:29 #9Senior Member
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Me being me, I figured the ones I had would be fine (I didn't want to spend any extra money if I didn't have to). Once I got home however the twins hated both sorts and wouldn't feed properly on them at all.
Also, Despite their claims of anti colic on the bottle, we found those made it worse for our reflux babies. We finally gave up on the 'fancy' varieties and just followed the recommendation of using a peristaltic teat (pigeon ). At the time I bought the slim bottles in 160ml as they were only having feeds of 50ml and the 250ml bottles seemed too big. We are only now moving to the larger bottles (the twins are 10 months old) and we have found the slim teats fit the generic 'cheapy' bottles from Woolies. Given that we have to have 16 bottles on the go per day we figure that's winning
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