Heading back to work, but still want to breastfeed your baby? Kudos on your decision! Nipple confusion can make the task of bottle feeding your exclusively breastfed baby challenging, but that’s what the following nursing bottles are designed to do – to EASILY help breastfeeding moms transition their baby back and forth between the bottle and the breast!
1. Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Wide Neck Bottles
“Best for newborns or babies with gas or spit-up issues.”
If you’re keen on breastfeeding your baby, then you’re probably well aware of all the vitamins and nutrients that can be found in your breast milk. What you might not know is that the oxidation of your milk can compromise its nutritive properties. Luckily, you can prevent oxidation by disabling air from mixing with your baby’s milk. Dr. Brown’s BPA Free Natural Flow Wide Neck Bottle have a vent system that is designed to do just that. Plus the bottles allow milk to flow at about the same rate as milk flowing straight from the breast. This not only reduces nipple confusion, but it also helps to prevent your baby from spitting up! Get them in a pack of three, and you won’t have to wash your bottles after every feeding.
2. Comotomo Natural Feel Baby Bottle
“Ideal for babies who have trouble transitioning from nursing to bottle-feeding.”
Does your baby like to touch and feel while breastfeeding? Then he’ll love the 100% BPA, PVC and Phthalate free Comotomo Natural Feel Baby Bottle. It’s made to feel like your skin! Plus it’s soft and squeezable. So your baby can enjoy the same natural breastfeeding experience while nursing from the bottle.
3. Medela Breastmilk Bottle Set
“Dependable, a must-have accessory for the Medela Pump.”
Medela is the brand mothers trust when it comes to breast pumps. So of course, their bottles are made with breastfed infants in mind. One of the greatest pros to using the Medela Breastmilk Bottle Set lies in the fact that they are super convenient for pumping moms. Use the bottles to collect the milk while pumping. Then place on a cap to store the milk. When it’s time to feed your baby, replace the cap with a nipple. Wash the bottles after the feeding, and you’re ready to start the cycle all over again.
4. Tommee Tippee
“Great bottles for transitioning between breast and bottle!”
Winner of the The Cribsie Awards that recognize the best products for babies and tots, the Tommee Tippee bottles are considered the Rolls Royce of baby bottles. These bottles are popular amongst breastfed moms due to the slow flow nipples’ flexible movement that allow for babies to easily latch on in the same way that they would to their mother’s breast. Plus the bottle’s super sensitive easi-vent valve reduces air flow into the bottle to provide for a calm and fuss-free feeding experience.
5. Lansinoh mOmma Feeding Bottle
“Great bottle for the exclusively breastfed baby who is struggling with bottle feeding.”
Think a baby’s bottle can’t be round? Think again! The Lansinoh mOmma Feeding Bottle is round and ideally shaped for your baby to grasp. Even more important, though, is that the nipple of the bottle encourages good oral development for the growing baby.
The Lansinoh mOmma Feeding Bottle is also a winner of the PTPA (Parent Tested, Parent Approved) awards program so nursing moms can be absolute sure that they are getting the very best-in-class bottle for their breastfed baby.
6. Philips Avent Natural Glass Bottles
“An excellent egonomic BPA-free glass baby bottle.”
If you feel strongly about sterilizing your baby’s bottles, then what you need are bottles made out of glass. And the best glass bottles for breastfed babies are Philips Avent Natural Glass Bottles.
Ergonomically designed for better grip, the borosilicate glass made bottle also feature a twin anti-colic valves nipple that ensure a more comfortable and fuss-free feeding experience for the baby. The petals that surround the nipple of these bottles aren’t just there for looks either. They are there to stop the nipple from collapsing. Should you ever have to deal with a nipple collapsing while a hungry baby is trying to feed, you’ll quickly learn to appreciate the petals on these bottles.
7. Kid Kanteen Baby Bottles
“An awesome nursing bottle made from stainless steel.”
Are you paranoid about using plastic bottles? Do you think glass bottles are your only other option? Well, think again. You can actually get feeding bottles made from food-grade stainless steel! Klean Kanteen Kid Kanteen is the brand for high quality stainless steel baby bottles, and they’ve gotten the seal of approval from many breastfeeding moms who want a safe and toxin-free alternative to plastic. No more worrying about chemicals or strange flavors leaching into your baby’s milk!
8. The First Years Breastflow
“Fussy or colicky babies would love these.”
Another baby bottle worthy of checking out is The First Years Breastflow Bottle. It is unique because of the patented 2-in-1 nipple that requires your infant to both suck and compress while feeding. It basically mimics what your baby has to do to get milk when nursing directly from your breast. Hence, this could be a great bottle for transitioning your exclusively breastfed baby between breast and bottle.