Ok I have been on the search for a bottle that my breastfed baby (who has been solely breastfed for 6 months) would take. We tried the Playtex with every nipple they make that is suppose to be closest to the real thing, they didn't work we even tried the regular cheap guys. Well we finally decided to buy the Similac bottle and he had no problem using it at all he latched onto it just as easy as he did my boob and he had no problem going from it back to breast and vise versa. I highly recommend them to any breastfeeding moms that are looking to switch or do both!!!!
Make sure you DRY not only the nipple's groove where it fits into the plastic ring, but the ring too. I had this same leaking problem. But that solved it.
When you screw the lid on the bottle, be sure not to screw it too tight. If you srcew the lid on tight it causes the nipple to get twisted and leak. I hope this might help you with some of your bottle leaking sitiuations!
Thanks for the input. I have been looking for a bottle that Noah might use for a backup plan. He refuses bottles and this past weekend I came down with a virus, pumped so my husband could feed him and he refused to eat. So as sick as I was I still had to BF. So I'm going to look for these bottles and give them a try.
try dr browns bottles or the breast flow it is as close to the breast as possible and i always breastfed she never used a bottle or a cup and even now at 21 months she does not use them much she can drink out of a adult cup but always preferes breast still. I had food poisoning and breastfed through it all!
I'm glad you found a bottle that worked for you. I have to say to others, don't nix the Playtex out of hand. My son was exclusively breastfed for the first few months and he had no problem with the Playtex drop-ins. And no leakage that I remember. They were recommended by our lactation coach and I'm glad I went with them, because I was looking at all the pricey bottles and didn't end up needing those.
The Similac bottles are great even with formula. When I had to return to work, my babygirl used the Breastflow ones. Downside to that bottles is hard to clean and she drank very very slow. The bottles were expensive too! When I was introduced the Similac bottles as samples from purshasing formula, Madison had no problem latching on, no spit ups, easy to clean, and she drank quicker than her slow rate. I was thrilled that I bought a few more! It was affordable and nightime feeding was a breeze with large numbers on the bottle.
Just saw this thread... I tried a few bottles back early on with less success, but found that the Tommee Tippee bottles worked for us. They are supposed to be closer to nature, and my 8mo daughter who is breastfed other than I can't be there to feed her or when a family member wants to feed her (ie she usually gets the boob) - she does well with them. We got the sensitive tummy ones because she had some reflux issues, and a friend has the regular ones (her girl takes formula). If you have access to friends and can borrow a bottle to try it out (whatever kind they have), that would certainly be a good way to try without buying and explore types!
Comotomo bottles from One Step Ahead are supposed to be great also because they are soft & squishy if you have a LO that likes to kneed boobs.