BFing moms - bottles?

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Registered: 02-12-2009
BFing moms - bottles?
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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 6:49pm

With my first I ended up pumping the entire time. I stupidly let the nurses give him bottles in the nursery (they said his sugar was low) and he never latched on after that.

So in hopes that I can successfully breastfeed this time what are the best slow-flow nipples/bottles out there for when I go back to work?

Any that you recommend? Any that you would never buy again?

Thanks in advance!


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Registered: 08-30-2004
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 7:11pm

While I don't BF, I use the Playtex Nursers with the drop ins which I've heard are great for BFing moms because they contract like the breast. My SIL who has been nursing her son and pumping for when she's away from him uses the Dr. Brown bottles and swears by them, so those are two options that seem to come pretty highly recommended.

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Registered: 10-23-2002
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 8:01pm
We use adiri they are expensive but shaped like a breast.
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Registered: 05-02-2005
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 9:45pm

Last time I BF I also pumped, I ended up spending a ton of money on the Avent bottles and never actually ended up BFing (just for a short time) wondered if the bottles had anything to do with the problems I had.

Just a few days ago I was at Zellars and notices these Adiri bottles, they were on sale 14.97 marked down to 6.00...I thought for that price I'd get a few.

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Registered: 08-29-2008
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 9:48pm

I didn't pump all that often but when I did, we used Avent bottles and nipples and they seemed to work well for us.

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Registered: 11-01-2010
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 11:40pm

I absolutely recommend avoiding bottles altogether in the beginning until nursing & latch are very well established.

Then I highly recommend the Adiri bottle. This made a big difference for me. My husband switched over to medela bottles and I immediately started having problems nursing when I got home from work, as the baby rapidly got used to the fast-flow (even though it was the slowest nipple from medela)

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Registered: 02-12-2009
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 11:56pm

Well since reading all the positive responses about the Adiri bottles I decided to look online at some local retailers and I can't seem to find any. Where are they usually sold?


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Registered: 10-23-2002
Thu, 03-17-2011 - 8:49am
my daughter used those and she only used a bottle a handful of times and had no problem going to the bottle those few times we plan to use the same with this baby.
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Registered: 10-23-2002
Thu, 03-17-2011 - 8:50am
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Registered: 02-12-2009
Thu, 03-17-2011 - 6:59pm

oh okay thanks! I'll have to check them out.


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Registered: 05-20-2008
Thu, 03-17-2011 - 9:13pm
I am in the same boat as you. With my 1st, he had no nipple confusion whatsoever and went from bottle to breast with no issues. We didn't really use any specific type of bottle with him - it didn't seem to matter.

With DD, UGH, that's another story. I thought she would have no problem either. WRONG. One time on the bottle was all it took and she never wanted to take the breast again. :(

I have heard great things about Avent, but I'm not sure what we will get yet. I do know I want to exclusively BF until the baby is at least a month old, in hopes to avoid nipple confusion.
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