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Re: Best colic reducing bottles
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2008, 00:20:01 am »
Are you in the US?  I googled both of what you said and good not find anything about those brand bottles.

The only thing that came up was the Bisphenol-A Free bottles.  Here is the US, they are called Born Free bottles.  I know you can get them at Babies R Us now.

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Re: Types of Bottles
« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2008, 21:21:00 pm »
We tried a couple of bottles with my ds.  I started off breastfeeding, but by the third night we were in the hospital and found out that he was not getting enough milk from me at the time so we were recommended the Nuk brand, but because ds had alot of gas and I ended up strictly bottle feeding we were lent a Dr browns bottle to try.  Alot of his problems went away.  We had also switched formula too to a Lactose free brand.  We have been pleased with Dr. Browns.  They are a bottle that have a tube down the middle to release the air.  I am in Canada and the only place I can find them is toys R us.  They can be a bit of a pain to clean, but our ds loves them.  Here in Canada Dr Browns and born free are two differant types of bottles.  We also last night ended up going out and buying the dr Browns glass bottles as there is a warning in Canada about BPA's in bottles and most of the stores here in Edemonton have pulled all the BPA bottles off the shelf and our ds will only drink the bottles warm.

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Re: Types of Bottles
« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2008, 20:31:18 pm »
Hi

Am in the UK.... DD was bf but needed to introduce bottles - was fine on tommee tippee until 4 months when completely refused... the only bottle we got her to take eventually was the medela one that came with the breast pump I bought.

Pros: definitely look at the shape of your nipple if you are trying to get a bf baby to take a bottle. The medela bottle teat is quite slim and seemed easier for my LO to get into her mouth.

Cons: bottles harder to get but you can order direct from their website and Mothercare do stock them but not always in stock. Also, bottles are quite small (150ml) but they are just about to bring out a 250ml bottle!

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Re: Types of Bottles
« Reply #48 on: November 23, 2008, 18:39:30 pm »
Sassy MAM Bottles are GREAT!!!! bottles. I cannot say enough about them. They make the transition from breast to bottle a breeze. Not only that, they pretty much eliminate gas. My DD uses these bottles, and she has no issues going to the breast. Not only that they come in really cute pink and blue colors.........AND they are not expensive.........AND they are BPA Free. You can get that on Amazon.com. HTH

http://www.amazon.com/Sassy-Babys-Girl-pack-Bottle/dp/B000C4W6UG/ref=pd_bbs_sr_4?ie=UTF8&s=baby-products&qid=1227465689&sr=8-4
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Re: Types of Bottles / Best Colic Reducing Bottles
« Reply #49 on: December 20, 2008, 21:02:51 pm »
Hi,
My first child had (GERD) terribly.  She had many symptoms of a colicky baby / child.
I found that Dr.Browns bottles worked best for us.
They might be a little more expensive, but they did seem to help with eleviating some of the air swallowed and gas.

Goodluck :)

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Re: Types of Bottles / Best Colic Reducing Bottles
« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2008, 09:31:56 am »
Hi Holly,

Thanks for posting.  I know a lot of mums have had a lot of sucess with Dr Browns and swear by them.
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Re: Types of Bottles / Best Colic Reducing Bottles
« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2009, 11:35:24 am »
I use the Dr Browns and even though there is less wind than the others, he still gets alot of wind. I find he likes the really really cheap bottles the best (typical, after i spent ALL that money!) :)





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Re: Types of Bottles / Best Colic Reducing Bottles
« Reply #52 on: April 21, 2009, 11:47:27 am »
I use the Dr Browns and even though there is less wind than the others, he still gets alot of wind. I find he likes the really really cheap bottles the best (typical, after i spent ALL that money!) :)
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Re: Types of Bottles / Best Colic Reducing Bottles
« Reply #53 on: August 17, 2009, 18:49:11 pm »

Hi,
We use Playtex Vent Air bottles since my LO is a bit of a spitter upper.  ;D  This helps reduce that but we still must burp several times during feedings.  Also its kinda of pain to clean them and also you must not warm them in a bottle warmer you have to transfer after warming but even still I prefer the Vent Airs.  Hope this helps!
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Re: Types of Bottles / Best Colic Reducing Bottles
« Reply #54 on: September 06, 2009, 06:59:55 am »
We have tried SO many different bottles (we're in Canada, and have an avid spitter-upper, gas-guzzler, and reflux baby).

So far, here's what we've found:

Dr Browns let her gulp in a lot of air ( I think this is due to the shape of the nipple - she tends to latch more loosely around the long nipples), BUT, she burps quickly afterwards.  The pain is that we have the 3.5 oz size, and all my formula measurements are for 4 oz - a pain!  I have also read that they tested the plastic Dr browns bottles that were supposed to be BPA free, and they found them to contain BPA! 

Nuk - the flow was way too fast for her - even the slow flow - she chokes a lot every time, but is just starting to take this in the afternoons when she's hungry and alert. They compare to the Avent IMO, but don't leak as much.  I take these to go.

Avent - the flow is great, but man, if you don't have it screwed on JUST right it leaks - had 4 oz of h2o leak down my back (diaper bag is backpack) and then had no sterile water for LO's bottle.  I use these at home for expressed BM

Nuby silicone - love the look of this bottle - and that it does what the ventaire does without having as many parts, but the nipple is still too fast (it came with a medium flow nipple)

Playtex drop ins - found these difficult to get an accurate measure of formula in, and since we sterilize the water, fill the bottles then add formula as needed and shake, I always worried that the ratio was wrong.  Also, my LO only has small amounts of formula for now, and we have the bigger drop ins, and the liner doesn't collapse - I think the size has to correspond more closely to how much you are giving. 

Lastly, Playtex Ventaire - a PAIN to clean, as there are so many little parts, but this is the one that my LO latches onto the best (we use wide). The nipples are truly slow flow, so she gulps less, and if we use these at night and for dream feeds, we don't even need to burp her, so she doesn't wake up.  Also, I like the 6oz size - gives us room to grow - not too small. 

Hope this helps! 

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Re: Types of Bottles / Best Colic Reducing Bottles
« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2009, 00:34:58 am »
Hi I'm in Canada, Playtex Nursers with drop in liners are great.... downside......liners are disposable...expensive(6 bucks tax (here in Newfie) for 50 liners) and not so enviro friendly :(
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Re: Types of Bottles / Best Colic Reducing Bottles
« Reply #56 on: February 03, 2010, 12:59:21 pm »
We are in Greece, and started our daughter on avent bottles at 5 weeks, for 1 feed a day.  She took to it really well, and we never really had many major issues, although she would always need to burp halfway through the feed. Also, I found they leaked a lot!! We now use Dr Browns, and as someone else said before, the feeds just go much more smoothly, and she immediately started taking  more each feed.  They do leak if you shake them, but it does say clearly in the little leaflet that comes with the bottles not to shake them.

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Re: Types of Bottles / Best Colic Reducing Bottles
« Reply #57 on: February 14, 2010, 20:09:07 pm »

Hi I am using tommie tippie closer to nature bottles at mo and was she was crying all eveing up until I started a routine with her..bottle, bath, bottle and bed and shes been ok..however she isn't feeding grest during the day..she is nearly 8 weeks and I was wondering should I change the teat from a slow flow to a medium one? I was thinking of maybe changing bottles to see if that changed anything or do you think I will just confuse the situation even more??xx

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Re: Types of Bottles / Best Colic Reducing Bottles
« Reply #58 on: February 14, 2010, 21:47:55 pm »
I would try the faster flow teats first - it's a bit cheaper than new bottles! Changing the teat flow can make a huge difference, you could also try the TT vari-flow teats if the next size is a bit fast. They work by allowing the baby to control the flow by how hard they suck, we used them with my DD and found them to work well.

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Re: Types of Bottles / Best Colic Reducing Bottles
« Reply #59 on: March 09, 2010, 09:22:32 am »
DR BROWNS!!!!! :)  Oh my goodness! They took us from an hour and a half of screaming to dowing a feed in 10/15mins overnight!  I can not say how great these are.  Yes AG still gets wind but infacol and diligent burping take care of that.  My DH is so convinced they have started stocking them at his pharmacy.  I would never use anything else!  We found them especially helpful because AG was so small/prem.  After breast feeding till her reflux was so severe we were hospitalised, she got a total breast aversion and I pumped for months and tried all sorts of bottles to get things right.  In all my trying I never saw that perfect "Special K" latch on shape until we tried the Dr Brown's bottles (we use the standard teat as AG is so little and we weren't trying to breast feed and bottle feed by that stage, but if you were doing both then maybe the wider teat would be better).  Yes there is some hassle with cleaning but seriously - get over it!  The difference it has made is totally worth it and you can buy BPA free plastic bottles or glass bottles in all sizes, they have a great range of teats - including a premie teat and a Yneck teat for thickened formulas.  I would never use anything else!