When breastfeeding your baby, it is often necessary to introduce a bottle to allow others to feed the child. You may also have to return to work and need a bottle to feed your pumped breast milk to your baby. Introducing a bottle can be a challenge so it’s important to do a little research to find one that works for your child.
A bottle for a breastfed child should have a similar shape to the breast so the child will take the bottle. Bottles can be made of glass or plastic, but you should ensure the material is easily washable and dishwasher safe if that is desired. The following is a list of the top 10 vest bottles for breastfeeding based on reviews.
10. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottles
This set of bottles from Tommee Tippee comes with three 9 oz bottles, each with its own lid to keep them clean during travel. These bottles are designed to allow for an easy transition between breast and bottle. The nipple has a wide neck that allows your baby to latch easily. The bottles have measurements on the sides in milliliters and ounces so you know how much your baby is drinking.
09. Lansinoh mOmma Breastmilk Feeding Bottle with NaturalWave Nipple
This set comes with three 5 oz bottles that are BPA and BPS free. The bottles come with protective covers that also help prevent leakage. The silicon nipple is soft, flexible and long-lasting. These bottles come with an air ventilation system to reduce the intake of air and prevent colic and spit-up with sensitive babies. The wide opening makes the bottles easy to clean.
08. Medela Breastmilk Storage Solution
The Medela storage system allows you to collect, store and freeze breastmilk to your baby. This collection comes with bottles, storage bags and freezing containers that are ideal for storing extra milk. The bottles are 5 oz in size and they can be stored easily in the organizer tray with the labeling lids so you can keep track of which one to use next. This system is ideal for short term or long term storage.
07. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Fiesta Bottle
The Tommee Tippee Fiesta bottle collection contains six bottles that are 9 oz each in a collection of vibrant colors. The bottles come with the brand’s unique style of the nipple that is designed to mimic the breast to ease the transition between breast and bottle. They have a venting valve to help prevent the baby from ingesting air which can lead to gas and colic. They are designed to be easy to hold and are free of BPA and phthalate.
06. NUK Fashion Confetti Ducks Orthodontic Bottle and Pacifier Gift Starter Set
This set from NUK includes two 5 oz bottles and one 10 oz bottles, each with an orthodontic style nipple. The set also comes with two pacifiers and a pacifier clip. The orthodontic shaped nipple is designed to help soothe and calm the baby while also encouraging healthy oral development. The bottles and pacifiers are all BPA free and feature a colorful and coordinating design.
05. Dr. Brown’s BPA Free Natural Flow Baby Bottle Feeding Set
These bottles are made of polypropylene and silicon and are free of BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate. They are designed to have a positive pressure flow system that helps to prevent your baby from swallowing air and can also prevent fluid in the ear. They can reduce common feeding issues like gas, spit-up and colic. These bottles have multiple parts that help them work correctly but they are easy to take apart to clean.
04. Munchkin LATCH BPA-Free Newborn Baby Bottle Gift Set
This 12 piece set includes two 4 oz bottles with slow flow nipples, two 8 oz bottles with medium flow nipples and one newborn pacifier. It also comes with a bottle brush for cleaning, two LATCH pump adapters and 4 LATCH sealing discs. The nipples in the set are designed to stretch and move to help your baby latch properly. They also help to reduce colic and prevent your baby from ingesting air.
03. Munchkin Latch BPA-Free Baby Bottle
The Munchkin LATCH bottle is designed to provide pressure against the flexible nipple to ensure that air is not ingested. This set of two 8 oz bottles and two sealing discs helps to reduce colic and gas. The nipples are designed to mimic the breast, making the transition from breast to bottle easier. The bottles are safe to wash on the top rack in the dishwasher.
02. Minbie Newborn Feeding Kit
This bottle from Minbie has a capacity of 7 oz and comes with a slow flow nipple for feeding a newborn. It also has a cap for cleanliness and comes with a silicone seal. The bottle is BPA free and is designed to offer the same feeding action as breastfeeding. It has an air flow system to help air flow back into the bottle rather than into your baby’s stomach, helping to prevent gas and colic.
01. Comotomo Baby Bottle
This set of two bottles are designed to closely mimic breastfeeding to reduce the chance of bottle rejection. The set comes with two 8 oz bottles that have an ultra wide neck for cleaning easily by hand. The bottles are safe for use in the microwave and can be boiled for sterilization. The nipple and body are both made from silicon.
There are so many different baby bottles on the market that it can be very hard to choose which is best, especially if you’re using them in combination with breastfeeding. The best bottles for breastfeeding are usually shaped like the nipple to encourage your baby to use both without rejection.
When shopping for a baby bottle, it’s important to find ones that are easy to wash. Bottles with wide necks are easy to clean and many can also be put into the dishwasher. It can also be very helpful to read reviews from other parents to see what worked for them.