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Old 06-15-2010, 03:49 PM
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Baby Bottle Recommedations/Help/Advice

For this baby we will be exclusively bottle feeding from birth since I have to take a medication that's not recommended during PG and BFeeding. I'm taking the med now but I basically have to or I'll have an episode of pancreatitis -- which is very serious for mom and baby.

Anyway... I was wondering what some you Mommies/Soon-To-Be recommend for bottles? I only want BPA free of course!

Thanks for any input!!
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:59 PM
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Jess, I breastfed for 14 months but when my son was with my mom and she gave him my breast milk, we used Adiri bottles. They are polycarbonate free, phthalate free, and BPA free. I really liked them. We also used Avent bottles. He didn't seem to be very particular as far as being to fussy over the nipple issue. But started out with these because it was supposed to be designed closest to the breast.

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Old 06-15-2010, 07:56 PM
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If I were exclusively bottle feeding I would be concerned with which ones are easiest to clean because the breast flow bottles I use are super hard to clean. Lots of parts.
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:00 PM
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We use Dr. Brown's and LOVE them. They work really well for keeping gas at bay. He was getting 3 bottles per day for 6 weeks (when I was working) and now gets 0-1 per day. They take a little extra work to clean, but seriously it's not a big deal. I rinse them out as soon as he's done eating and then toss them in the washer.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:06 PM
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The adiri bottles are very easy to clean. Not very many ridges, etc..... It is just two parts. The nipple part is not a separate piece, it's part of the top of the bottle.

The bottle has a very unique shape. Worth a try. Take a look at the design of the bottle. The tip of the bottle where the nipple is sort of "balloons" out, making contact against the baby's face like a breast would.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:19 PM
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:43 PM
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I have the Dr. Browns too but I don't like how many parts there are to clean. I used them for each of my kids, with the girls it seemed to reduce the amount of spit up but with Fletch, it doesn't seem to make any difference. So I'm really not sure that I recommend them anymore

But I do agree with Cat, drop ins for the win...easy to clean and I think if you squeeze all the air out of the bag, it will also reduce the amount of air they suck in when they drink.
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Drop ins are pretty nice and you don't have to squeeze out the air anymore. It just looks like a cylindrical sleeve that you put in the holder. My only issue is that they only have 2 levels of nipples, slow & fast. Slow was too slow for DD and she was choking on the fast. We ended up using the Sassy Mam Ultivent. It has many parts, but I think it makes for easy cleaning.
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^i recently bought medium flow.
the silicone ones come in slow, medium, fast, and tri-cut for cereal.
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^ That's awesome. I looked everywhere a couple years ago and couldn't find medium. I was pretty amazed that they didn't make it in silicone.
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Thanks for the recommendations ladies! I've been looking at the Dr. Brown's bottles. I like the drop ins idea but I want a bottle that I can mix the formula in, especially if I'm out an about somewhere...

Alex -- do you have the glass or plastic-like ones? I don't want glass for practical reasons. Do the bottles retain smells? I read a review where a mom said that her plastic ones did.

I like the concept of the adiri but I think I would like something I can buy in a store.
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Thanks for the recommendations ladies! I've been looking at the Dr. Brown's bottles. I like the drop ins idea but I want a bottle that I can mix the formula in, especially if I'm out an about somewhere...

Alex -- do you have the glass or plastic-like ones? I don't want glass for practical reasons. Do the bottles retain smells? I read a review where a mom said that her plastic ones did.

I like the concept of the adiri but I think I would like something I can buy in a store.
I didn't check this thread again until now, I'm so sorry for my delayed answer.

I have the plastic ones. In my experience, the bottles do not have any smells unless you don't clean them well enough. But I really do not like all the parts you have to clean.
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Thanks for the recommendations ladies! I've been looking at the Dr. Brown's bottles. I like the drop ins idea but I want a bottle that I can mix the formula in, especially if I'm out an about somewhere...

Alex -- do you have the glass or plastic-like ones? I don't want glass for practical reasons. Do the bottles retain smells? I read a review where a mom said that her plastic ones did.

I like the concept of the adiri but I think I would like something I can buy in a store.
can mix formula in the playtex drop-ins
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:13 AM
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I've actually been doing some research on Dr. Browns and there seems to be quite a bit of people saying they leak and cleaning is a hassle so I think I'm going to skip those.

I've found that the "Born Free" bottles are getting better reviews so maybe I'll try those... Anyone use those??

Cat -- I didn't realize that about the drop ins! I just watched a "demo" thing on youtube and I think I'll try one to see if I like it! I'll exclusively be using powder/liquid formula so I don't want to have issues w/ spilling/mess... did you have any issues w/ them being overly messy?

Thanks for the input ladies!
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Oh yes Jess, they DO leak and I hate it...I like that he's getting my milk, even if in a bottle, but when mama milk gets on your hands, it's so sticky You can only fill them up to the line and beyond that, they leak like crazy.

I am glad you are looking at other bottles, I really do not recommend these ones.
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for the first time in this thread, i actually have no experience to share.

my kids never touched bottles.

enjoying reading though.
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I'm actually going to pick up a pack of the Playtex drop ins. After I watched some demos and read the reviews I think they sound like a winner!

Thanks again Ladies for all the help!!!
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^hope they work out for baby and you. i use them with breastmilk, but i've had to mix a thickener into it and have never had any problems with them leaking or being messy. i have some born free bottles as well. they are good too, but i don't like having to wash all the parts. also, they leak sometimes ime.
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Late pass, but we are using the Born Free ones...glass and BPA free. I LOVE them and so does Connor! It was the only bottle that he would accept after nursing! There are a lot of parts like teh Dr. Browns though I just keep a bowl of warm soapy water going on the counter and after each feeding, I rinse them out and throw all of the parts into the bowl...at the end of the day ...or 2 or 3 days ...I wash them all at once.
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