Maybe you don't want to breastfeed. Maybe you can't breastfeed. Maybe your baby can't breastfeed. Maybe you are choosing to pump and feed.
We're here to support you no matter what the situation and help you to make the best choices for you AND baby.
Bottles are DAUNTING! When you walk into the big baby store and see all the choices it can make your head spin. Some bottles promote they are: "Closest the mom's nipple" "Best for reflux" "less fussiness at night" "best for baby"
So how do you decide what is best for you and your baby? Many women feel shamed if they can't or choose not to breastfeed for one reason or another, which can make things challenging when you need to ask for help.
Choosing a bottle for your baby doesn't have to be a nightmare. No matter what the boxes say it's really going to be about what works best for your baby. We went through 6 different brands of bottles before finding one that was best for our baby. There are some questions you need to answer before you choose a bottle (or like in our case, the 2nd or 3rd bottle to try).
1.) Do I plan to attempt breastfeeding at any point? 2.) Does my baby have any digestive issues? (Reflux, GERD, Aspiration) 3.) Does my baby have any latch issues? (Tongue or Lip Tie, low muscle tone in the mouth) 4.) Who will be feeding baby? 5.) Do we have a preference on materials for bottles? (glass, plastic, etc.) 6.) How difficult of a bottle are you willing to clean?
We will look at five different bottles, their features, and benefits. All pros/cons have come from other readers and mothers.
Do you use one of these? If so, do you agree with the reviews? If not, which brand would you like to try?