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Recommended Bottles for Breastfed Babies

Updated on December 20, 2011

Many breastfeeding moms still offer bottles, either with pumped breast milk or with a formula supplement. This article will highlight highly recommended bottles for breastfed babies.

First Years Breastflow Feeding System

Finding the best bottle for breastfed baby can be difficult. One option is The First Years Breastflow bottles. The Breastflow feeding system requires both suction and compression, just like breastfeeding. The nipple is designed to mimic the breast so baby can latch on and to encourage the same mouth and tongue position as breast feeding. Just like breast feeding and baby controls the flow of milk.

Dr. Browns Natural Flow

Another highly recommended bottle for breastfed babies is Dr. Brown's BPA Free Natural Flow Bottle. This revolutionary baby bottle features a patented no-vacuum design. The patented vent system eliminates air and vacuum to allow baby to feed comfortably help reduce many common feeding problems, such as colic, burping and gas. The vent system is proven to reduce air bubble oxidation of breastmilk and formula to help maintain vitamins and lipids, key nutrients to baby's health. The fully vented bottle design also provides vacuum-free feeding, closest to breastfeeding, which can also help reduce build up of fluid in baby's ear.

Natural Touch Silicone Bottle

The Natural Touch Silicone Bottle is also a good option. The SoftFlex Silicone Bottle features a unique softair silicone base. Made from 100% BPA free silicone, the bottles soft silicone base allows you to assist with feeding by giving the bottle a gentle squeeze. This unique bottle also features anti-colic vents and Nubys Natural Touch breast size nipple.

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature

The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Newborn Starter Set includes a unique, natural shaped nipple that mimics the natural feel, flex and movement of breastfeeding. The super-sensitive anti-colic, anti-gas valve also helps reduce gas and colic when feeding.

Playtex Drop-Ins Premium Nurser

The Playtex Drop-Ins Premium Nurser Bottle features holders and pre-sterilized, disposable liners that collapse to keep air out of the bottle and your baby’s system. This unique system has been clinically shown to help reduce gas, colic, and spitting up. After each feeding, the liner is discarded, so there is one less thing to clean. You can also pair the bottles with Playtex NaturaLatch Silicone Nipples designed to encourage proper latch-on for your baby to prevent her from taking in air. The NaturaLatch nipple has been clinically shown to be similar to the breast – in terms of latch and flow rate. To reduce nipple confusion, the NaturaLatch nipple also features a raised, textured area that is more like the breast.

AVENT Infant Bottles

Philips AVENT BPA Free Infant Bottle features an Airflex anti-Colic valve works with baby’s natural feeding rhythm which reduces colic for less air in babies tummy. AVENT Slow-Flow Nipples are dual-hole extra-soft silicone nipples intended for infants older than one month, yet they can be used by breastfed babies of all ages. Working with your baby's natural feeding rhythm, the nipples let your baby control the flow, more like breastfeeding, which can help reduce overeating and spit-up.

There are many BPA free bottles on the market today, which is great for babies. I wish you the best of luck in your breast feeding relationship with your baby. If you have found this article helpful, you might also enjoy reading my articles comparing popular breast pumps or other breast feeding topics. If you are returning to work and want to continue breastfeeding, choosing the right bottle and nipple are important - I hope this article helped.

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