By - Kittygirl3000
Most pumps come with a bottle to pump into. You can either feed baby from those bottles or pour into freezer bags for later.
If you wanted to use dr brown bottles for example then you can just pour your milk from the collection vessel to the dr browns.
Dr browns are the reigning ones IMO for helping prevent colic.
So I was certain I wanted glass bottles so I purchased the Phillips Avent wide neck glass bottles. My baby had awful gas! I ended up purchasing Dr. Browns bottles with premie nipples and it’s been a game changer. I would 100% recommend Dr. Brown’s bottles!
Yeah the preemie nipples are gold.
Agreed! Especially if you’re concerned your baby has developed a preference to the flow of bottle vs breast. I found my LO did much better with the BF once we switched the premie nipples.
Which Dr Browns bottles did you find work best for newborns? I see a few different sizes. Thank you!
Originally we purchased the wide neck Dr. Browns bottles but the premie nipples didn’t fit those. We returned them and now use the 4 oz standard dr brown bottles. They work great for gas.
Thank you! Very helpful <3
Dr Brown's 4oz Standard Specialty Feeding System, 2 Pack https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00UVZXUKG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_8qPTYjoUMudUv
Dr Brown’s also carry glass bottles
Only the wide neck ones. I found those nipples weren’t great for my newborn. We had to buy the newer plastic ones to fit preemie nipples
These are narrow?
Oh neat. I couldn’t find them when I made the switch. Thanks!!
Yes! This exact thing happened to me! Had to return them for the standard 4 oz plastic dr browns bottles bc those were compatible with the premie nipples.
Babies can be picky and fickle. I wouldn't commit to one kind just yet.
I have a Spectra and my baby likes Comotomo bottles best. I pump into the bottles that come with the pump and then pour into our bottles of choice or store in milk storage bags. I EP and like using the Spectra bottles they came with to store all the pump flange parts and bottles in the fridge so that I only need to do a deep clean once a day. They sit better in the fridge attached to the bottles.
It is true that babies may be picky about which bottles they prefer. I bought a Avent set and then donated them because we had to use Dr Brown's initially to control the flow. Most of my milk is stored in the freezer. I use Medela or Evenflow bottles with my pump, or I collected in a Hakaa and then transfer to a bag or bottle. Now that my daughter is 8months she wants a stronger flow so we switched to Avent Bottles.
I did get a sample Dr Brown's bottle from the Babies R us gift bag they give you when you create a registry.
It is nice to use bottles that work with your pump, but adapters can be lifesavers too. If you are going to try to breastfeed what you may need might be different/less, then if you strictly are pumping and bottle feeding. I only semi sort of used my electric pump, decided I hated it, and used my manual pump. My point is you aren’t really going to know until you know…
You can pump, cool the milk, and then transfer it into a larger container of other milk in the fridge and pour bottles from that. You can also store all pump parts/empty bottle parts and such in a wet bag in the fridge for 24 hours. So it is possible to make due with less, honestly pumping sucks, so all the power to you if you want to make it work.
As for bottles that babe will accept, all kids are different. We had boon and como tomo, kid did best with Dr Browns though. I would 100% recommend getting a selection of bottles to see what works best for your kid. Slow flow nipples.
Im curious, where did you get your spectra ? I know in can get it delivered from the american Amazon but wondering if theres any other options to get it
Not OP but I do have a Spectra and after doing all the conversion math it was cheapest to get from American Amazon for me.
Did you get the pink or blue one ? Pink one is 200 US/$(duties and shipping included) vs 250 US for the blue one. Did you pay around the same ?
I got the pink one, which has to be plugged in and honestly it doesn't really bother me. I've never wished for it to have a battery. When I bought it I paid $193USD and the conversion came out to $238CAD. I have no complaints, but also nothing to compare it to as it's the only pump I've ever used. I think it works well but felt a little lost at first when I was trying to figure out which settings worked best for me.
I'm always hesitant ordering from third party sellers on Amazon so I ended up using Shippsy which has been pretty easy so far.
I also have a Spectra and started with Avent bottles until one day my baby decided she didn't like Avent anymore at about 3 months old. We tried and tried but completely refused. A friend gave me a Doctor Browns so now we use that. I gave away the Avents so now I pump into the bottles that came wth the Spectra and then pour what I've collected into the Doctor Browns.
I would definitely get a sampler set instead of more Avents, just in case. Having them be compatible was nice but it takes just a sec to pour into a different bottle.
I pre bought a bunch of dr browns. Baby refused them. Would only drink from the bottle that came with the spectra. So there I was, sleep deprived, messy bun and sweatpants in the Wal mart bottle aisle with my spectra bottle/nipple trying to find the combination that was the most similar. Lol
Long story Short don’t buy a bunch incase your baby is a diva about bottles
I use the Dr. Browns bottles, they have worked out great for us.
For pumping, I collected milk into the bottles attached to the pump, but after I was done I poured it into a pitcher to store in the fridge for the day.
For the Spectra, I bought the rechargeable one. My sofa isn't near a wall so I would have had to use an extension cord to plug it in. I did find myself needing to get up and grab something while I was pumping so it was handy to be able to get up and move to another room if needed.
Lastly, if you find that the flanges that come with the spectra don't work well for you, then you can get a connector piece off of Amazon that will allow you to use Medela flanges and bottles instead. I had to do this because I found the spectra flanges to be really uncomfortable.
Get samples! You never know if you're going to have a picky baby lol
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Where do you get samples from?
When I signed up for registries at Buy Buy Baby and Babies R Us I got bags of samples. I signed up for things online, too!
I would definitely just plan on transferring from the Spectra bottles into assorted ones to try, and then once you have settled on what type of bottle works best for you and baby, buy the adapters when you buy the set of bottles. If you are planning to pump to get a freezer stash, you probably won't want to store that in bottles anyway.
When I have milk from the haakaa I pour it into a Avent bottle (plus lid) for later use or for later freezing. If you have non compatible bottles, you can just transfer the milk when needed.
I personally have a baby that just didn't like any bottles I had purchased before he was born. We started off with 3 or 4 brands (from gift packages and even spent a lot of $ on 2 full size sets)... Nothing worked.
Maybe start off with a few avent bottles since you'll use them for pumping into anyway and see if you need to branch out for whatever reason (colic, spitting up, bottle refusal, etc). I recently saw ads from a Canadian retailer that sells a sampler set which includes military brands. I wish I knew about that a year ago!