Breastfeeding baby bottles
Well this is a topic that seems to be quite hot, sticky, whatever you call it. Many breastfeeding mothers out there, most want to still nurse their little precious ones, but for some reason or another they can’t do it 24/7.
Going back to work after few months of giving birth, supplementing breast milk with some formula milk, mum want daddy or carers to feed baby when she’s away, etc.. Does it sound familiar? I’m in the same boat.
But it’s not as easy as it sounds. Apparently baby loves the breast so much that will refuse the bottle, I know because while I was looking a bottle for my little one, I stumbled upon many posts about parents facing the same. There’s a fair amount of cases as well where parents are looking for a bottle that won’t interfere or cause nipple confusion with their breastfeeding baby.
Anyway, both cases ends up in looking for optimal Breastfeeding baby bottles. And so far here are the ones I’ve tried, one or another might suit best to your child.
Best choice: Minbie
“MINBIE IS THE CLOSEST NIPPLE TO BREASTFEEDING”
This is their powerful and bold quote, and to be honest, in my opinion they are 95% close to the real thing, the 5% is texture, no way that slippery rubber feel of the teat is the same!
So this miracle bottle which claims theirs are winning award teats, helped many thousands of parents and boasts of over seven thousand 5 stars reviews from their US and UK websites combined.
It has a superior anti-colic and anti-reflux bottle system and simulates breastfeeding motion and it’s made of soft premium BPA-free silicone sourced from Germany.
You can purchase nice and affordable sets or independently your preferred teats and/or bottles.
Their return for refund policy is guaranteed 30 days as long as you send back the original product unused and unopened.
My experience? Well, my baby didn’t like bottles at all, neither sippy cups, not even in a small cup. NADA. I needed to get something to make him drink more fluids apart from my milk, for moments like when we went to Spain on August, which you all know it can get so hot in the scorching sun. I also needed it for Lunch time or snacks when I started weaning.
Minbie was the fourth bottle I tried, the former three were big well-known brands which I’m not going to mention, they all failed to impress my cherub with pudgy cheeks. He took well this bottle so I was able to give him water and diluted juice… Fast forward many months, and next challenge will be to make him drink milk from it, which he ALWAYS refused even filled with my own milk.
Second place: Suavinex
This second brand is actually a Spanish brand, which we discovered in Barcelona when we went for Christmas holidays (I’m actually from there) to visit my side of the family, so Bee could meet Avi and Iaia (my parents).
We forgot to pack our Minbie bottle so we were a bit stuck. The first days we stayed over my auntie’s place near Zona Franca and there was a Pharmacy on front of the flats. The staff was very helpful and they advised me this Suavinex brand and to start with a small bottle, so I wouldn’t have to spend too much just in case he would refuse it.
The teat of the bottle we chose has the shape of the nipple (Anatomical) and is made with soft and high quality latex, and their bottles are made of polypropylene. Their designs are also super adorable and fashionable, with a wide range to suit your (or your babies’) style.
Bee really liked the way the teat felt and was all day playing with it touching it with his fingers, one thing I didn’t like about this bottle though is that it leaks, badly. At least ours did, also that since we live in the UK is harder or more expensive to get Suavinex in here, but so far, it’s his second favourite bottle. No luck with drinking milk with this one either!
Third place: Yoomi
This brand is worth mentioning, it’s not your usual bottle. It’s a futuristic bottle as itself heats! Yes, I’m amazed too even still now, but it works I can tell you.
The Yoomi is the brainchild of British designer Jim Shaihk, that came up with the idea when his wife was complaining about ” that milk she had previously expressed into a bottle had to be thrown away if had been warmed up but was then left unused” as it says in an old article of Dailymail (click on link to read full article).
Basically the milk in the bottle is cold, but as it goes through the maze like pattern on the (previously heated) heating device it heats up slowly, by the end of the teat it’s in the optimal temperature similar to the breast milk (32-34 degree C).
The heating device can be heated in boiling water or in the microwave, the first is best as there’s been cases of eroded or broken devices if it’s not heated properly. The device core is the same as the gel used in the heating pads sold in drug stores or pharmacies, the ones you use on sore muscles and such.
I’t very handy as the heating device remains active for many hours after activation, therefore you can bring it on holidays, outings, shopping, long walks… No need to ask to the waiter to heat up the milk or to bring hot water.
I advice you to look around, the brands I mentioned are the ones that worked for my little one, they are certainly not cheap but they aren’t super expensive, but you could get cheaper ones as maybe your child might accept more known branded like Dr Brown’s or Mam, or maybe try out another one that looked interesting as it resembles so much the breast, Mimijumi.
With light and joy,