Tommee Tippee Bottles

With our older children, I didn’t breastfeed them, and they both suffered terribly from Colic, so we used Doctor Browns bottles, and I must say they were the best thing we ever invested in as new, young parents. Honestly, they really did make a difference once we started them regularly with the clever airflow bottles. However, it was almost as if the damage was already done. Therefore, the symptoms of colic didn’t disappear, but they did alleviate somewhat.

This time around, with Austyn, I am breastfeeding but topping up with formula milk (unfortunately I can’t successfully express for him to be 100% breast milk and satisfied) so I wanted to find a bottle suitable for the transition from breast to bottle without any latching on problems.

I’ve heard many horror stories on Netmums about how their breastfeeding experience was ruined the second they introduced a bottle. On the other hand, I’ve listened to poignant memoirs where the baby refuses a bottle entirely, and at age 3, Mummy’s were still acting as a milkmaid and breastfeeding their small children! I didn’t want either of these horror stories taking over our bonding sessions at feeding time…

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Tommee Tippee has been around for as long as I can remember so it comes to no surprise that they teamed up with the UK breastfeeding experts to create a unique teat shape that replicates the breast and allows the natural stretch, flex and movement to mimic Mummy’s boobies. Hence why these great bottles are called Closer to Nature.

When we first started using the Tommee Tippee bottles, we had teats that didn’t feature the Easi-Vent Valve and I must admit it really did distress Austyn as you had to prize the bottle from his little chops to get rid of the air pressure building in the bottle, making it difficult for him to suckle. The second we converted to the teats with the vents, it was a completely different story and he guzzled away with glee! Once he got older, the unique shape of the bottle actually aided him in being able to hold his bottle completely independently, clever little Austyn. Sad Mummy, slowly losing her little boy to independence…

To sum up, we had absolutely no transition problems with breast to bottle, bottle to breast etc. and I did this for weeks… it was great because it allowed Beard to bond, just like I have for all these weeks. It gave him back some precious Daddy – Newborn time while allowing me to have a full nights sleep! We can’t recommend Tommee Tippee enough, thanks guys x

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