The Best Bottle You’ve Never Heard Of
As postpartum doulas, we are often asked what is the best bottle for a breastfed baby. As doulas, we see a lot of bottles. Even better, we see them in action.
We see bottles that leak.
We see the bottles that are hard to clean with all of their extra nooks and crannies.
And – most important to our clients – we see the bottles that breastfed babies prefer the most.
You might be surprised that the one we recommend the most is the one that our clients have heard of the least. We see cabinets full of Dr. Brown’s and Avent. Sometimes the Tommee Tippee or the Comotomo.
But when we have a client struggling to get their baby to take a bottle, we ALWAYS recommend the Lansinoh mOmma.
We love it and there are several reasons why:
- The NaturalWave Nipple is designed to avoid nipple confusion by allowing the baby to use the same feeding action used at the breast;
- It’s easy to assemble and clean because it has a minimal number of parts; and
- It’s very affordable.
Over the years, we have spent hours with families helping them transition their breastfed babies onto a bottle. Some babies take to it easily; for those families they don’t have to do much besides just offer any bottle they have lying around.
But what can families do when the baby refuses the bottle? There are several techniques to help ease the transition, such as remaining calm, being patient, and getting creative.
But one of the best things a parent can do is use a bottle that most closely simulates how their baby latches to the breast. And in our experience, that’s the Lansinoh mOmma.
So, if you’re searching for a vetted resource for clients that are looking for the best baby bottle to add to their registry or are looking for what to use if the baby refuses the bottle, this is the one you want to refer to! And bonus for your clients if they have a Lansinoh pump, such as the SignaturePro Double Electric Pump or the Smartpump Double Electric Pump, because they come with several mOmma bottles and a lot more.
Authored by: Kelly Rutan[Kelly Rutan is a ProDoula Certified Trainer and trains birth workers as Postpartum & Infant Care Doulas and Infant Feeding Specialists. She is the owner of Doulas of Raleigh and has years of experience helping babies take a bottle.]