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Old 06-03-2008, 06:44 AM   #1
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I am wanting to breastfeed, but want to use glass bottles when I go back to work. I have purchased the Dr. Brown bottles, but didn't know if they were good or not. I am also concerned about them cracking or breaking when they are heated. Does that happen to anyone??? Do you use a bottle warmer or just boil water??? Help this is all new to me!!!

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Old 06-04-2008, 10:13 AM   #2
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We use the evenflo glass bottles and they are very sturdy. We have dropped them onto tiled floor and haven't chipped or anything. I haven't tried any other brand, but I am sure they are similar.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:48 AM   #3
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I breastfeed my dd (3 months) and since returning to work I pump and offer expressed milk in a glass bottle. I purchased the evenflo and the Dr. Brown's glass bottles for my mom (who watches dd) to test out. DD did not like the evenflo bottle, my mom said she would gag as the nipple is a bit longer. We really like the Dr. Brown's bottles as I used the polycarbonate ones with ds (3 y/o) before BPA was a known concern. I contacted the company and asked them about the materials used for the internal parts (since they are plastic) of the glass bottle and was advised that they are BPA free. PM me if you would like me to forward their response reference the safety of their bottle parts.

Not that you asked about breastmilk storage bags or pumps, but since you will need them to store your milk I thought I would hand out a bit of advice. I tried all the bags out on the market in the last few months and have found that my 2 favorites are the storage bags by Medela and Lansinough (sp) which are both BPA free. Also I have a Medela Pump in style double electric pump and love it. I used this pump everyday for a year and now I am back using the same pump. It works great, replacement parts are easy to find and comes in a discreet black carrying case.
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I use the evenflo glass bottles too, they are pretty sturdy but not inteded to be put in a warmer. It says that sudden change in temperture may cause shattering of te glass. That said, I have noticed that warming under hot tap water goes much faster with a glass bottle than a plastic one. Maybe glass is a better heat conductor?
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Old 06-04-2008, 05:17 PM   #5
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Thanks so much all of you. That definitely helps. Where do you purchase the EVenflo bottles?? I got one package of the Dr. Brown's and my local Babies R Us has a waiting list for them. I think they will all be really hard to find soon!
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If you can't find them at a local store I would say search online stores.

I did forget to mention that my mom takes a large cup filled with warm tap water and immerses the the bottle in the water until it is warm. She has not had any problems with the bottles thus far.
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:10 AM   #7
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Thanks for your help about the breastfeeding storage bags. I am new to all of this and need all the help I can get. Your pic is darling by the way
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Re: Glass bottles

I also used evenflow glasss bottles. I had them for ten months before the first one broke. My baby dropped it form his high chair. I got mine from babycenter.com. Great price, fair shipping cost and fast delivery...
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Old 06-07-2008, 03:06 AM   #9
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Re: Glass bottles

If you are worried about them breaking there is a company that makes a silicon cover (for Evenflo glass bottles) that helps prevent them from breaking if they are dropped and it is called--Silikids. The bottle comes with the cover for the "bargain" price of $12 from their website. I ordered some but haven't received them yet. My understanding is that the cover isn't permanently attached to just one bottle so that you can remove it and use it on other bottles but I'm not sure that assumption is correct.

Also, I heat boiling water and then our it into a container and sit the bottle into the container and have had no problems with them breaking or cracking. The hospital I stayed in also used glass bottles and put them in a bottle warmer with no problems whatsoever.
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Re: Glass bottles

we have the evenflo ones and have not had any break. we use them in a warmer every day, we put the bottle into the warmer when the water is cool, and heat the warmer water and the bottle at the same time. I have also just put them into a container of hot water to warm them as well and have not had any problems. HTH. If your baby dislikes the evenflo nipples, you can use any standard size nipple in them, including the dr. browns. We use the playtex ventair nipples.
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