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08/04/2013 at 21:56
I'm hoping to breastfeed and will give it my best shot, but I am also aware that until you try it you don't know if you can do it or if your going to be successful. even if I can I'm hoping to be able express at some point. So I'm hoping to get some bottles and steriliser in some of the baby events/sales that are going on.
What bottles do you rate? Which don't you?
Which bottles fit medella pumps? Or does it matter?
sterilsers....electric, microwave or cold water? What do you recommend?
08/04/2013 at 22:13
We bought the Tommee Tippee electric steriliser with all the bottles. The bottles caused us problems with BFing as even the slowest teats made him fussy when going back onto my boob. So we switched to a Medela Calma bottle and have never looked back. So that's what I would rate, and they also attahc straight onto the medela pump. It wasn;t a big draw back when I was using the TT bottles and the medela pump as it comes with a bottle so I would express into that and then pour into TT for him to drink from, a bit of a nuisance but nothing to bad.
We have the electric steriliser but find myself using a tupperware tub with milton more and more. I don't really like the electric steriliser and wish I hadn't wasted my money really.
08/04/2013 at 22:25
I second the medela bottles, I bought the tt set and its barely been used, neither has the steriliser, I tend to use the medela microwave bags as they are quicker and a bit more convenient when in a hurry.
08/04/2013 at 23:06
Another who bought the TT electric steriliser and bottle set. The steriliser is at the inlaws and w bought milton cold water tank. He wouldn't drink out o the TT bottles so used medela bottles and nuk teats from the hospital or the calma teats
09/04/2013 at 02:04
We bought the TT complete starter kit and have had no problems. J has never had an issue where food is concerned he only worry being how quickly he can get it down his neck, so we had no worries with nipple confusion. I also had a microwave steriliser which came with the breast pump which is handy if you just want to do a couple of bottles. I have tried Milton tablets in cold water but have to rinse the bottles after (so slighty defeated the point) as I think they left a funny taste, it was the only time he's been fussy with food.
09/04/2013 at 07:05
Breastfeeding didn't work out for us. We had an avent microwave steriliser which we got for £10 from kiddicare and its fab. One of our best buys.
We bought TT bottles when I started having problems feeding as they were recommended but they just filled him full of wind. So we switched to Dr Brown bottles which were a lot better.
09/04/2013 at 07:20
I use a tub with lid and Milton tablets - so much easier than faffing with a steriliser. MAM bottles are the best IMO, I hated TT with my first and switched him to mam so knew this time to go straight to them.
09/04/2013 at 07:23
Really wouldn't recommend the TT bottles which just filled E with wind. We switched to MAM which are brilliant. They also are self sterilising (sounds awesome but means you can disassemble add water and put into microwave as they are without any other tubs or sterilising equipment
I love my steam steriliser and only use this unless a real desperate need when ill do the singe bottle in the micro. It's the only way I think b things look and feel clean.
Milton is so easy but E won't tolerate the taste or smell of it. I don't personally like micro sterilisers as your relying on the microwave always been clean which is fine at home but less so if you travel.
09/04/2013 at 08:19
We've got a Medela pump, but bubba doesn't like the Medela bottle, so we'd decant into a TT. I usually pump to freeze, so I bought a pack of the Medela freezer bags which go on the pump and straight into the freezer. They're pre-sterilised. We've just got a small microwave steriliser as we don't need it all that often.
09/04/2013 at 08:28
I used TT bottles with my first two with no issues, but have got Avent this time as I threw out all my TT. For sterilising, I had the TT cold water/microwave steriliser before but again threw it, so this time I've got a big tupperware and milton tablets.
09/04/2013 at 09:20
We use Avent bottles. They've worked fine for us and have the benefit of being available everywhere. If a teat splits I can get a new one delivered with my supermarket shop which is useful.
We've got Boots own brand steam steriliser. If you're after a steam one, I'd really recommend it. It's far better than the Avent branded one and far cheaper too.
09/04/2013 at 09:39
We bought the TT Closer To Nature electric steriliser and starter kit. Had no problems with steriliser or bottle however F did have colic but we used Colief to help rather than changing bottles. My friend actually bought something to go inside the TT bottles to help with wind/colic etc.
09/04/2013 at 09:44
Obviously not there yet myself but a friend of mine told me about the TT bottles (she'd bought the starter kit with three types of teat) and had real problems at the start, but then she ordered the vari-flow teats (I think they have an X rather than a 1, 2, 3) and hasn't had a problem since.
09/04/2013 at 09:59
We had the TT bottles and electric steriliser and i mixed fed very succussfully.
09/04/2013 at 10:01
Thanks for replies. I think ill buy a couple of TT or avents bottles just so we've got some and then see what he prefers and how/if the breast feeding goes. Think ill look for cold water one steriliser as they seem popular. Thanks
09/04/2013 at 10:40
We've always used Avent bottlesand steriliser. I wanted to breastfeed and did at first so just had the Avent ones in as I got them as free samples and I bought the microwave steriliser on ebay for £3 just in case. Thankfully we've never had any problems with them as I just started using them when at my wits end with bf'ing. A lot of my friends have used Tommee Tippee stuff and all seem to have had problems with colic/reflux etc. but not sure if that's just coincidence. I do thing having the anti-colic ring thingy in the Avent bottles is good x
09/04/2013 at 11:17
Avent bottles and microwave steriliser here. Four minutes in the microwave and you are done! I hate cold water sterilising, I hate the smell it leaves on the bottles and wouldn't want my cup to taste or smell like that and I find it messy and always get some on my clothes which then bleaches whatever I am wearing. I am just too clumsy for that!
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