Has anyone used the Medela Calma teat/bottles? Apparently they're really good if you're mixing BF and bottle feeding.
And does anyone know if the teats fit on an Avent bottle?
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07-06-2012 09:43 #1
Medela Calma Teat
07-06-2012 10:45 #2
I used the medel calma teat for DS when we first introduced EBM to him at about 3 or 4 months, as I was worried about nipple confusion. It worked really well - no worries going from breast to bottle (although that could have just been him, not the teat). We moved onto normal slow-flow teats about 6 months as DS was taking AGES to finish a bottle with the calma teat (I think he was getting lazy!). I just got medela bottles, so don't know if they fit on the Avent ones sorry.
07-06-2012 11:25 #3
Thanks for your reply We want to ideally be mix BF/EBM so DF can join in - he really wants to be a part of the feeding and don't want too much nipple/bottle confusion. We've been given Avent bottles but I might just get a few medela bottles anyway.
07-06-2012 15:06 #4
highly recommend medela calma as well - we used it from 10wks to 10mths when I was at work and DD needed to be fed EBM.
no nipple confusion here but I never ever gave her a bottle and I didnt start till 8/9wks.
07-06-2012 21:10 #5
LOVE the medela calma teats. Used them from 4 weeks with my daughter, and 1 week with my son and both have had no nipple confusion and easily transition back to the breast (however they only have the odd EBM bottle). Your child may take a few goes to get used to the calma teat, and seem like they cant quite suck on it properly at first but if you persist they will get the bottle into them. My daughter is now 16 months and still uses her calma teat for her EBM but I think we will be transitioning to a cup very soon for no other reason than it being time to move on from bottles
07-06-2012 21:22 #6
Love it! It's the only nipple DS will take, and no nipple confusion. Although he's only used it twice.
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