Wondering what are the best bottles for breastfeeding? We have 5 bottles that we recommend to mamas. We agree with the experts that breast is best. But it’s time, for whatever reason, to introduce a bottle to your baby. If you have been breastfeeding at least 3 weeks, nipple confusion is not an issue. Now, the issue now is getting baby to breast milk from a bottle. This transition for baby can be difficult for baby but these bottles can help the transition less painful for you and baby and quick. Finding the best bottles for breastfeeding can help in making the transition easier.
5 Bottles for Breastfeeding Babies
1.Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature: Named as one of BabyList 2019 Parent Voted Best Bottle bottle is this Tomme Tippee. This unique, natural shaped nipple mimics the natural feel, flex and movement of breastfeeding. This is similar to mama’s own natural feeding action. All features combined provide baby the most natural alternative to breast feeding. This bottle also allows mama to successfully combine breast and bottle feeding. The bottle can be held in 3 ways—cradled comfortably in the hand, gripped in the same way as a traditional wide neck bottle, or held from the base—making feeding comfortable for everyone. The bottle is BPA free and also great for mom is a budget.
2. Dr. Brown’s: Dr. Brown was created by a physician. These bottles allows your baby to feed comfortably while the milk flows freely, like breastfeeding. The positive pressure design allows babies to feed comfortably due to the vent system, which eliminates the air bubbles and vacuum. A preemie nipple maybe recommended for newborn breastfeeding babies to transition them to the bottle. Dr. Brown bottles has one many awards and mom’s love this bottle though it is more pricer than most bottles. It does have a lot of parts but still moms rave about Dr. Brown for their babies.
3.Mimijumi Baby Bottle: If you are looking to transition your baby from breastfeeding to bottle here’s your bottle. The innovative nipple design replicates a mother’s breast, creating a natural feeding and latching experience for a happier and healthier bottle fed baby. This bottles was created by doctors and lactation consultants. Moms love this bottle as it reduces nipple confusion among babies hence the nipple looking much like a breast and is BPA latex free. If you have a colic baby, Mimijumi has an integrated venting to reduce or possibly prevent colic.
Playtex Baby Drop-Ins
4. Playtex Baby Drop-Ins Nurser: The disposable plastic bottle liners (which are 100% recyclable) collapse as the baby drinks from the bottle, providing air-free feeding and greatly reducing gas and messy spit-ups. The wide nipple promotes the natural latch-on technique used in breastfeeding. If your baby is on the go (with family) this is a great option. It’s budget friendly, easy to clean (no clean up) and easy to use (everything is sterilized).
5. Comotomo Natural Feel Baby Bottle: This bottle has a natural feel and shape along with a large slow-flow nipple make this an easy bottle for most breastfeeding babies to latch onto and transition back and forth from so it also reduces nipple confusion. Comotomo has a dual anti-colic vents to help with colic. This bottle is soft mimic a breast and this design was created for babies who switch between the breast and bottle.
What Happens if Baby Still Refuses the Baby
There maybe something you can try before you throw your hands in the air and think your baby will never take a bottle.
- Have your partner feed your baby.
- Try switching the nipple to a slower one
- Switch the bottle you are using
Wife and mother of twins. Founder of Pride & Joy Baby Planners and The Expecting Mamas Network.