There will come a time that a breastfeeding mom will need to use breastfeeding bottles to assist them in feeding their babies. If you have a fussy baby that opts out of natural breastfeeding early you may find that you need this sooner than expected.
This can also be an opportunity for Dad to step in an take on some of the workload and give you some time off.
Whatever the reason, we will help you find the perfect breastfeeding bottle that will suit you and your baby’s needs.
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In this article we will review the following Baby Bottles:
- First Years 3 Pack
- Comotomo Natural Feel
- Mimijumi Baby Bottle
- Phillips Avent Bottle Set
- Kid Kanteen Stainless Steel
Best Breastfeeding Bottles for Young Babies
This breastfeeding bottle made by The First Years is designed to simulate the condition of natural breastfeeding. It has a two-nipple system that can help control the milk flow through suction and compression.
It has a vented bottle system that can help reduce colic and gas in your baby. It has a cap that snaps securely which makes it convenient and hygienic to bring anywhere.
Another great thing with this product is that you can alternately use this for breastfeeding and formula feeding.
Best Silicone Breastfeeding Bottle
Comotomo really revolutionized breastfeeding bottles. The nipples and the bottle itself is made from 100% medical grade silicone – no BPA, PVC, and Phthalate. It is soft and almost had a texture that’s similar to a mother’s breast.
This is easy to clean you don’t even need a brush. The shape of the bottle and the nipple allows it to latch perfectly to your baby’s mouth. This can make the transition from breastfeeding to bottle feeding easier.
Aside from the shape and the design of the nipple, it also has anti-colic vents that can help prevent gas, unnecessary burping, and colic.
Most Naturally Shaped Nipple
The unique feature of this product is its nipple. It is natural in color that’s made from medical and food grade silicone. The angulation of the nipple also accounts for a more natural flow of the milk similar to when you are naturally breastfeeding your child.
The dome-shaped nipple makes it easier for babies to latch. This breastfeeding bottle has its own venting system that can prevent colic and gas.
The Mimijumi Baby Bottle- Very Hungry is BPA and latex-free. It is safe for your child. It doesn’t leak and even has a skid-free base.
Best Value Breastfeeding Bottle
This bottle set has everything that you need to bottle feed your baby. It includes the following:
- Two (2) 9 ounce/260 mL bottles with no. 3 nipples
- Three (3) 4 ounce/125 mL bottles with two extra newborn nipples.
- One (1) Formula Dispenser
- One (1) Pacifier
- One (1) Bottle Brush
The shape is the bottle mimics the shape of a mother’s breast. It can help promote a more natural latching that’s quite similar to the way a baby would latch to a mother’s breast. The bottles are safe because it is BPA-Free, Phthalate-Free, Latex-Free and Lead-Free.
The nipples of the bottles are made from food grade silicon that’s completely safe for your baby. It has unique comfort petals that make the feel of the nipples more natural and soft. It is flexible but not up to the point that the nipple will collapsed because of frequent use.
You can use this set from the time that your child is going to be born until your baby reaches six to nine months old. It also comes with a brush bottle that allows you to clean all the nook and crannies of the feeding bottle.
Best Eco-Friendly Bottle
This stainless feeding bottle from Klean Kanteen features an hour glass shape for easy grip. It also has nipples that are designed to allow proper latching and minimize colic.
The bottle is made from 18/8 food grade stainless steel. There are no harmful materials used such as epoxy liner. It has a wide mouth that makes it easy to clean and it is dishwasher safe.
The nipples are made from medical grade silicone that has a double venting mechanism that can help prevent colic. It has a wide base that allows proper latching and it also mimics the natural shape of a nursing mother’s breast.
Stainless feeding bottles are a great alternative to plastic and glass bottles. It is safe for your baby and it doesn’t shatter. It is so durable that you can actually convert the stainless baby bottle to a sippy cup for toddlers.
Breastfeeding Bottle Features
Material for Bottles
Breastfeeding bottles are originally made from glass. It is durable but can be heavy and of course, breakable and it shatters quite easily.
Many parents prefer bottles made from stainless steel mainly because of its durability and safety. It doesn’t contain any harmful materials that can be found in some plastic breastfeeding bottles
Plastic breastfeeding bottles are a popular choice for mothers because of the price and convenience. It is unbreakable and lightweight. One thing that you need to remember is to make sure that you are using BPA-Free plastic breastfeeding bottles.
Avoid plastic bottles that contain the symbol #7 because this means that it has BPA. Those with symbol #1, #2, or #4 are made from polyethylene which means its BPA-free. Those with symbol #5 are also generally safe.
Every baby is different and finding the right nipple that will simulate a mother’s nipple can be tricky. But as a general rule, here are the things that you should look for:
- Soft shaft.
- Needs to have the right length to avoid gagging. If it’s too short, the baby cannot pull the nipple into the mouth which means that the baby cannot feed properly.
Choose bottles with “vented” system to decrease the amount of air that can be moving into your child’s stomach. This will help minimize reflux and spit up from your baby.
It is also best to have a bottle system that creates a vacuum to make sure that your baby can get enough milk.
Feeding bottles are extremely useful for all mothers. It doesn’t matter if you chose to bottle feed or breastfeed your child – you need feeding bottles.
There are many choices out there but what is important to remember is to choose something that’s free from harmful chemicals and is properly designed. You do not want to end up with a colicky baby just because you choose the wrong feeding bottle.
Our personal recommendation for the best bottle for breastfed babies is the First Years 3 Pack. We think this offers great value for money and a simple design that babies will take to when in between feeds.