Breastmilk Bottles

We all need a break away from our babies but, if you are breastfeeding, you’re on call 24/7. When you are bottle feeding breastmilk, you express breastmilk and feed it to your baby using a baby bottle.


bottle fed baby

This gives you the freedom to go out with a friend, resume working and even allows for a romantic night with your partner.

You can freeze your milk and just warm when needed and this also gives daddy a chance to feed the little one. Your baby still gets all the goodness of your milk, and you get some time out.


How to Successfully Feed Baby Breastmilk from a Bottle

To prevent nipple confusion, you should exclusively breastfeed for the first 3-4 weeks.

Choose a bottle with a big teat and wide neck to mimic the breast. Stay away from formula feeding, as more than one feeding in 24 hours could lead to your milk supply depleting, leaving you dependent on the formula.

If baby struggles to take the bottle you can try the following:

  • Let someone else give the bottle.
  • Try different shapes of teats.
  • Hold baby in a position you do not use for breastfeeding.
  • Soften the teat in warm water.
  • Choose the best bottles when breastfeeding…


Introducing Breastmilk Bottles to your Breastfed Baby


Tips on bottle feeding breastmilk



Bottles for Bottle Feeding Breastmilk

Breastmilk bottle

BPA free

Sizes

Ages

Info

Tommy Tippee close to nature

Yes

150ml
260ml

340ml

0+

Teat mimics the breast and helps to prevent nipple confusion, and doesn’t collapse when the baby is sucking.
Consists of 4 parts.

Real baby wide neck

Yes

120ml
250ml

0+

The bottle comes with a slow flow teat, but medium and fast flow teats are also available.
The shape of the bottle makes it easy for baby to hold.

The bottle doesn’t leak.

Consists of 4 parts.

Chicco nature well-being

Made of glass so contains no BPA.

150ml
240ml

0+

Environmentally friendly.
Anti-colic valve teat.

Teat has ribbed rings that provide elasticity and has a wide base.

Consists of 4 parts.

Chicco evolution well-being

Yes

150ml
240ml

0+

Has the same teat as the chicco nature.
Teat mimics the breast.

Compact size.

Consists of 4 parts.

NÛBY natural touch softflex silicone nurser

Bottle entirely made of silicone.

150ml
210ml

300ml

0+

Endorsed by CANSA.
The bottle is soft, so a gentle squeeze encourages the milk flow.

Teat mimics the breast and has massage dots on it.

A valve in the teat and base allow air to flow and minimizes wind.

Consists of 5 parts.

Pigeon peristaltic nipple nursing bottle

Yes

160ml
240ml

0-3 months

The peristaltic teat pulls and squashes like a real breast.
Comes with a teat cleaner.

Available in polypropylene and polyphenylsulfone.

Consists of 4 parts.

Dr. Brown’s natural flow wide neck

Yes

120ml
240ml

0+

Patented anti-colic vent system with special bottle brush included.
Has a soft teat.

Consists of 5 parts.

Avent feeding bottle

Only the PP bottle

125ml
260ml

0+

Available in polypropylene(PP) and polyethersulfone(PES).
Polyethersulfone is amber colored and very durable, whereas polypropylene is BPA free.

Both have a unique anti-colic valve system in the screw on top.

Consists of 5 parts.

Yoomi baby bottle

Yes

140ml

0+

Soft teat with great shape can be used with Yoomi warmer that inserts into the top of the bottle and heats the milk to breastmilk temperature as it flows over the warmer.

Nuk first choice anti-colic wide neck

Yes

150ml
300ml

0+

The teat is orthodontically shaped that helps to preserve enough space for erupting teeth and is available in latex and silicone.
Teats have the unique shape that stimulates breastfeeding.

The Airflow system compensates for an air pressure difference and prevents the teat from collapsing.

Accessories are widely available.

Consists of 4 parts.

Medela calma

Yes

150ml

0+

This bottle is specifically designed for breastmilk.
Teat system has been designed in such a way that the milk only flows when the baby applies vacuumed pressure to it.

By Zelda Behr

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