The Top 5 Bottles For Breastfed Babies Reviewed
While it is recommended you wait at least three weeks before introducing your baby to the bottle, the reality is you have to do it when you feel it’s best. Most moms go by their instincts and introduce the baby bottle to their child as early within first two weeks.
No matter when you choose to introduce the bottle, one thing is for sure: there is no shortage of bottles to choose from. The goal is to find a bottle that mimics the feeling of the breast. This way the transition will be a lot easier on the baby.
The problem is it’s a lot easier said than done. And that’s where we come in. In this article we talk about 5 best baby bottles for breastfed babies.
Best Bottles For Breastfed Babies
When moms all over the world said they wanted a bottle that mimics breastfeeding, the Mimijumi team took them seriously. This bottle features a giant pink nipple that is just like the nipple on your breast. Due to the unique shape babies don’t even realize it’s a bottle. Additionally, the angled design makes it super easy to feed your baby. It also has a patented vent system that keeps extra air out of the bottle.
- Mimics mom’s breast in form, feel and function to eliminate nipple confusion, bottle refusal and bottle preference.
- Allows baby to latch and control the flow of milk providing a feeding experience like breastfeeding and promoting oral and dental development.
- Made with medical and food grade silicone and nylon and are free of BPA, BPS, latex, phthalates, lead and all known EA (Estrogenic Activity) agents.
- Easy to prepare and easy to clean thanks to their wide mouth and fewer parts.
- Includes an anti-colic integrated venting system that reduces baby’s air intake for a happier feeding experience.
If you would prefer not to use plastic, these bottles are a great alternative. The bottle is made of glass and the nipple is made of silicone. To reduce the amount of air that gets swallowed the bottle comes with a two piece vent system.
The great thing about these bottles is they can easily be attached to most breast pumps. This makes it easy and convenient for you to store milk. With Dr Brown’s bottles you can choose between a variety of different nipples, giving you full control over how fast your baby is eating.
This affordable bottle is quite popular to working moms. The vent at the bottom of the bottle helps reduce the amount of air that gets in the milk. As a result your baby will experience less gas and won’t be colicky after a feeding session.
The slightly tilted angle requires your child to be in a semi-upright position during feeding, which helps eliminate ear infections. For easy cleaning the bottle opens at the top and at the bottom.
- Uniquely designed to reduce colic
- Bottom vent helps reduce air ingestion
- Angled design promotes upright feeding, recommended by pediatricians to help prevent ear infections
- Micro channel vents keep air at the back of the bottle as baby drinks
- Always BPA free
This is probably the only bottle that really and truly mimics breastfeeding. It has an outer nipple that’s soft and an inner nipple that gives the baby full control over the flow of milk. It requires suction and compression to function properly, which by the way is what is required for breastfeeding.
If your child has a hard time latching on to the nipple or maintaining a latch, this bottle will develop the needing skills to maintain a constant latch. This bottle is also great for moms worried about nipple confusion.
- Perfect for breast milk and formula
- 88 percent of moms surveyed in an independent in-home bottle feeding research study said their babies experienced less gas or less spit-up or less fussiness
- Breastflow is the only feeding system that requires both suction and compression, just like breast feeding
- Soft outer nipple mimics the feel of the breast, allowing baby's tongue to stay in the same position as breastfeeding
- Patented inner nipple allows your baby to control the flow naturally like breastfeeding whether you use breast milk or formula
One look at this bottle and you will know it’s the real deal. It was without a doubt created with the breastfeeding mom in mind. The round shape makes the bottle easy to hold. The nipple, which is made out of medical grade silicone, is very skin-like to touch. Your baby will never know it’s a bottle.
It comes with a medium flow nipple and features a vent system that reduces gas, spitting up and colic.
- Comotomo baby bottles are deisgned to most closely mimic breastfeeding to reduce bottle rejection
- Ultra wide neck design allows easy cleaning by hand without a brush
- Safe in microwave, boiling water, dishwashers and sterilizers. The 5oz bottle comes with a slow flow nipple suitable for newborns up to 3 months
- Nipple and body is made of 100 percent safe hygienic medical grade silicone
- Dual anti colic vents prevent unwanted air intake and reduce colic. Maximum temperature for bottle- 180 degree celsius
Tips For Bottle Feeding Your Baby
Introducing your baby to the bottle can be a slow process. Chances are your baby won’t take the bottle the first time around; that’s because he or she is not used to it. However, with each passing day, the baby will get more comfortable with the bottle.
Don’t believe people when they tell you your baby has become too dependent on the breast which is why he or she is having a hard time with the bottle. This is complete nonsense. The baby is having a hard time with the bottle because it is something new. Once he gets use to it the breast will be a thing of the past.
Word of caution: if you constantly switch systems your child will never get used to the bottle. So be patient my friend. It’s only a matter of time before your child becomes one with the bottle. Once that happens your next hurdle will be weaning your child off the bottle for good.
This is a great video that demonstrates how to bottle feed properly: