View Poll Results: Which bottle closely mirrors the breast?
Learning Curve The First Years 3 6.52%
Adiri 13 28.26%
Playtex 24 52.17%
Born Free 6 13.04%
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:03 PM   #11
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Re: Which bottle do you prefer (that is similar to the breast)?

We used playtex drop-ins. I NEVER would have thought to try these as it seemed like wasted money (buying the drop-ins).

When we got one for free in the mail, we gave it a shot. Haylie easily transitions from that bottle to the breast. She refused the avent bottles so whens he took this one, we stuck with it.

We rarely use bottles but when we do it's the drop-ins.

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Old 10-06-2008, 11:17 PM   #12
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Re: Which bottle do you prefer (that is similar to the breast)?

My dd uses Dr. Brown's-the cloudy PP BPA-free ones when she's away from me. I tried the other ones you listed, except the breastflow bottle, and she just didn't take to them(so they told me-I've never physically given her a bottle). The lady who watches dd actually used one of her own bottles(she FF part time) after striking out with the bottles I had provided. I probably spent over $75 on bottles she'll never use. The 8 DR. B bottles I got cost me less than $25, and I will probably not need more since I have so many.

I, too, wanted to use bottles that resembled the breast, but dd had other ideas. I don't care, as long as she gets my milk when we're apart.

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ETA: So, point being, sometimes the bottles that you think you dont' want to use may work the best for your baby. Sorry, I was nak before.

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Old 10-06-2008, 11:55 PM   #13
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Re: Which bottle do you prefer (that is similar to the breast)?

I really think you need to buy one or two of several types to see which one your baby likes. I breastfed both of my babes (still bf'ing dd). DS would only take playtex ventaire, and hated the kind with the dropins. He couldn't latch right on it or something, and just kept popping off every time he tried to suck. DD prefers Avent.
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I have both Breastflow and MAM to try out after my LO has been bf for a few months.
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:18 AM   #15
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Re: Which bottle do you prefer (that is similar to the breast)?

My granddaughter was BF until four mo. and now will only take the Adiri. They only have one bottle - she's on stage three now - but really, who needs ten bottles laying around. One is working out just fine. She keeps the stage two as a back up in case something happens to the one she uses.
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:19 AM   #16
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Re: Which bottle do you prefer (that is similar to the breast)?

I also recommend sticking with a slow flow nipple throughout bottlefeeding a bf'd baby - just so they don't get lazy with their sucking. They've always gotta work for it at the breast, but the flow levels on the bottles get easier as you move up. We're at 8 months and still using a slow flow nipple.
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Re: Which bottle do you prefer (that is similar to the breast)?

dd hasn't had a bottle yet, buy I bought the adiri and the soothie and medela to try. Neither of my boys ever took a bottle
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Re: Which bottle do you prefer (that is similar to the breast)?

We've given dd a bottle about 5 times since birth and we she likes the First Years Breastflow. That is the only kind I bought. I stressed over the BPA but figured she will only use them infrequently so I might as well get something close to the breast. If I had it my way and they weren't too pricey, I'd use the glass Born Free bottles with the wide neck.
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Re: Which bottle do you prefer (that is similar to the breast)?

Avent was the only bottle that worked for us and that wasn't even that big of a success. My guy would refuse to take any EBM for hours on end until he got so hungry that he would take a couple ounces to hold him off until I got home from work.
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Re: Which bottle do you prefer (that is similar to the breast)?

one of the best ones i found for my guy i could only find at target and bru. it was called BreastFlow. it's got a double nipple system (hard to explain) that makes baby work for the milk just like when at the breast. my guy had a lazy, shallow latch, so this bottle was a must in order to help him not backslide.
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