Anyone have experience with glass bottles? It's been 6 years since I've bought bottles & there are so many choices... Are Dr. Brown bottles a pain to clean? I'll be breastfeeding at first so any suggestions for ones that are similar to the breast?
I have not looked yet for this pregnancy - but when my kids were babies - 7 and 5 years ago.. used these playtex vent bottles... I tried the expensive ones with the nipples close to mothers - as I breasfed as well.. they did not like them... I did not use glass bottle ones in case they cracked or chipped. I think it will be a guessing game until you see what nipple the baby will use... I just bought one of a few different brands until I found one that stuck and then purchased what I needed.
I wanted to use Dr.Brown's but I replaced bottles frequently and they were getting too expensive...so we ended up using the Soothies that have the colic straws in them....my daughter NEVER got gas after that, and they were easy to clean. They also matched her binkies. We had originally used playtex ventaire, and then dr.brown's....but I used Soothie's from about month 4 to weaning and I'll use them again with my son if he accepts them...I LOVED them.
Soothies.. what is a colic staw.. OMG my daughter had colic so bad until 4 month old... she screamed for 23 hours a day.. I wish I was exaggerating... my ex husband and I taped it for her one day to show her... it was out of control... My son did not have any but he is very laid back... so with another little girl on the way - anything to head off another colic/gas issue!!
colic straw for soothie is the same thing dr browns uses...it's a little straw that funnels air away from the nipple to minimize swallowing of air and it REALLY works IMO. it just uses suction and gravity to pull the air up and away from the nipple as the baby drinks.
My SIL said the same thing and her son's only 4...it's amazing how fast things develop, lol. but yeah I loved the colic straws...they're a bit of a pain to clean but I used a q-tip soaked in bleach to get to the little ins and outs and then soaked them in vinegar before running them through the dishwasher every other day, and steaming them twice a week and I never had a problem with mildew or anything (hand-cleaned them every day with a brush, dishwasher every other day..steam twice a week)...and it really only takes a few minutes longer to clean than a regular bottle and to me it was worth it because DD had gas the first bit of her life and once we used the soothies she never had a problem with gas from a bottle again.
they have bottle cleaners for the straws. I had then for my last as she had to visit her dad from time to time. SHe was breastfed exculsivley but I had those on hand and she took them a couple times no problem. THye have glass ones of Dr. Browns too. THey also have BPA free ones. They ahve so many to choose from it is crazy! All I reccommend is that no matter which ones you get always use to infant nipple as it comes out very slow (slow flow nipple) Becasue BF babies have to suck harder to nurse then they do from a nipple. That way they will not get weaker and then not nurse. That is what LLC told me in a class. They say glass is best as plastic does absorb bacteria and repleace nipples every 3-4 months and boil with every wash, unlike what the package says. You can also put tea tree oil in the water or lavender essential oil as it helps with bacteria growth.
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