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Applecrumble
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Sep 2nd, 2014, 17:49 PM   #1
 
My plan is to breastfeed/ express for as long as and them move to formula.
So I always thought I would purchase TT stuff (mainly because they look nice...no other reason)

Anyway alot of my friends start of with Avent or TT and then go onto Dr Browns because of colic and reflux issues. I was wondering whether I should just start with Dr Browns or is it unusal to have colic and reflux issues and is there a reason why I shouldnt start with Dr Browns?

Also does TT microwave sterliser fit DR Brown bottles as DR Brown steriliser is expensive in comparison.

Part of me wants to just buy TT stuff but I dont want to waste my money if baby is going to end up needing Dr Brown bottles... Im guessing it just depends what baby likes or doesnt like?
 
 
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Sep 2nd, 2014, 22:59 PM   #2
 
I used MAM bottles and steriliser. They have been good for my wee girl so far. They are anti colic bottles x
 
 
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Sep 3rd, 2014, 07:55 AM   #3
 
It will depend on your baby. With my daughter we just used Boots own bottles (really cheap, something like 3 for 3.99 or something ridiculous) and she loved them. With my son, he drank so much formula we had to look for bigger bottles and ended up with Mothercare's Innosense ones (again not expensive). He had reflux and was fine on those - they have the teat offset to keep it full with milk and reduce the amount of air the baby can take in.
 
 

 
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Sep 4th, 2014, 06:01 AM   #4
 
I had TT ones, I think you can buy anti colic teats for them. I have heard that dr browns etc are diddly to keep clean so that's why I steered away from them plus I think they are pricey. I bought bottles and teats at the baby events in asda as they were nearly 1/2 price
 
 
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Sep 5th, 2014, 18:47 PM   #5
 
I use avent, they now have a little anti colic rinv that goes in the top. Dr Brown's are apparently very good but I know from experience (working in a nursery) that they are very fiddly to clean thoroughly, the formula also seems to froth up and go everywhere if you shake the bottle! I always made up the milk in an avent bottle then tipped it into a dr brown one! Lol
 
 

 
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Sep 5th, 2014, 23:34 PM   #6
 
I use avent, not had any problems with them. Think it depends on your baby
 
 

 
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Sep 6th, 2014, 01:04 AM   #7
 
There's several bits on the bottles that can worsen colic for example the tommee tippee I've found to give bad bad bad colic, the teat is wide and hard to completely fill and my little one easily blows back some more bubbles in his bottle so the venting needs to be right , the tommee tippees online vent through the teat.. Avent has a ring has should eliminate more air tho big bubbles from the bottle, mam with the venting system on the bottom. This has to be dry because it will easily leak.. Dr browns have a venting system which might be tricky to clean but every bottle has it's pro's and cons probably even at several ages..

I'd recommend small single bottle to try out what works best for you, once you found one your little one settles with look for a discount bigger pack online for more. Pre buying bottles was my worst mistake as I ended up throwing away about 12 of them!
 
 
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Sep 6th, 2014, 02:15 AM   #8
 
I bought a tommee tippee steriliser in advance which came with 4 bottles. Both babies seem to get on well with the tt bottles so I've just bought 6 more. But I'm pretty sure the tt steriliser would take other brands of bottle if we needed to try sth different. I'd just get a small number of bottles before baby arrives and then see what works for you x
 
 

 
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Sep 6th, 2014, 06:27 AM   #9
 
I'm breastfeeding but my daughter has had the occasional bottle of expressed milk. We have the tt closer to nature bottles and microwave steriliser and they've been fine. She did suffer reflux when she was very young and for her the bottles made it no worse than being on the breast.
I think as they get older colic/reflux gets less so if you managed to breastfeed for 3 months say, you may not have a problem. As others have said, it will depend on baby.xx
 
 

 
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Sep 6th, 2014, 07:32 AM   #10
 
Not advice on bottles but just wanted to say if your planning on bf-ing don't go mad and spend lots of money on bottles and sterilisers till you know you're going to switch. My plan was the same as yours and I spent loads on an steriliser and bottles - ended up bf-ing till he was 1 and he point blank refused a bottle. I could've saved quite a bit! x
 
 
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Sep 6th, 2014, 14:55 PM   #11
 
^WSS

I spent a fortune on TT bottles which gave my son terrible colic and also contributed to bad sickness !

If I were you- buy a cheap microwave steriliser and a 2 pack of Dr Browns

Yes they are alittle but fiddly to clean - but don't take me much longer than TT and that extra few mins is worth it when you don't have an hour of colic and screaming every night!

I make oscars bottle in a TT one with a shaker lid and transfer it to Dr browns - because of te technology it has breather holes so like someone said it isn't ideal for shaking
 
 

 
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Sep 6th, 2014, 19:15 PM   #12
 
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^WSS

I spent a fortune on TT bottles which gave my son terrible colic and also contributed to bad sickness !

If I were you- buy a cheap microwave steriliser and a 2 pack of Dr Browns

Yes they are alittle but fiddly to clean - but don't take me much longer than TT and that extra few mins is worth it when you don't have an hour of colic and screaming every night!

I make oscars bottle in a TT one with a shaker lid and transfer it to Dr browns - because of te technology it has breather holes so like someone said it isn't ideal for shaking
OR cooling down in submerged water!



And non related to quote. Most bottles are microwave suitable just pop it in a suitable for microwave box thing that you can close off fill it with water and do it for 3-5 mins.
 
 
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