The Best Bottles for Breastfed Babies – These Work for Us!
With our first baby, we introduced expressed breast milk at an early age (around 2 weeks) to ensure that she would be happy taking a bottle every now and then. That worked so well and there was no confusion and she happily had expressed milk sometimes and then went back on the breast without any problems. With our firstborn we used Philips Avent bottles at this stage.
We decided to do the same thing with baby number two and introduced expressed milk when she was around 3-4 weeks old. We tried the Philips Avent bottles with her too and she did accept them but seems to prefer some of the other bottles we have that are more breast-like with softer teats that move more like a nipple and are more cushioned.
Our best bottles for breastfed babies are:
- The Haberman Suckle Feeder (full review here) is a really clever bottle that mimics breastfeeding. It’s got a valve that ensures the teat is always full meaning your baby can feed from all angles. It’s non-spill too!
- Tommee Tippee Ultra (full review here) is a new bottle that is very breast-like. The teat is probably the most nipple-like out of this bunch and moves very naturally.
- Comotomo Natural Feel Baby Bottle (full review here) is a revolutionary bottle! The whole thing is soft and squishy like a breast so it’s no wonder breastfed babies love this one!
- Munchkin Latch is a new bottle for us. It’s small and neat and has a cushiony teat that my newborn loves. The flow is really good and she doesn’t seem to swallow much air when drinking from this one.
Other breast-like bottles that I would love to try with my baby are the following ones:
Have you tried any of the bottles in this post? What’s your experience? Do you have any other recommendations? Comment below.