Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Bottles - 8 oz - 3 ct (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Positive-pressure flow for vacuum-free feeding that is similar to breastfeeding
- Reduces feeding problems like colic, spit-up, burping and gas
- Vent system that removes air from milk maintains essential vitamins such as C, A and E
- Helps prevent fluid in the ear
- BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate free
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After reading countless reviews, I've bought and tried several other types/brands. All bottles other than the Dr. Browns created suction. The nipples would collapse, resulting in leaks and a frustrated, gassy baby. I would have to remove the bottle from his mouth to get the air (and bubbles)to go back into the bottle so he could start sucking again. The gas in his belly would last hours-making him uncomfortable and disrupting his sleep. (equals tired, cranky Mommy)
The Dr. Brown's were the only bottles that I didn't have that problem with. My son is able to feed continuously and comfortably with a consistent flow and no air bubbles. Our feedings are cleaner, relaxing, and more comfortable.
Other reviews have sited a "con" as having more bottle parts to wash. I thought that would be tedious, but gave the Dr. Brown's a try anyway. Thus far, it has NOT been an issue. ANY bottle you use will have atleast 3 parts to wash (bottle, collar, nip) the Dr. Brown's have an additional 2 parts (resevoir tube, valve). I am happy to spend an extra minute at the sink, rather than countless hours with a fussy baby. The trade-off is a no brainer.
The ONLY issue that I've had with the Dr. Brown's is that the stage 1 nips still flowed too fast for my newborn. I am using the Playtex Air Vent Stage 1 nips instead. I have not tried the Br. Brown' premie nips, but suspect they'd work just as well. FYI-the Dr. Brown's are slightly taller than other bottles when they have the cap on. Keep that in mind if you're buying a bottle cooler for travel.Read more ›
Fast forward two months and having the babies home now....these bottles LEAK!! My husband and I have been soaked several times--and the problem is they are inconsistenly leaking--we COULD NOT figure out why they were leaking. I had just opened another new package of these bigger bottles as we are starting to outgrow the 4 ounce ones, and I looked at the informational packet inside. The print is SOOO small--like a size 4 font, seriously! Anyway, I read through it trying to determine if there was something I was doing wrong, and sure enough, the last part says that the blue insert needs to have the hole vent up and not covered in formula. SO, we put it to the test. and YES, no more leaks. So we line up the brown insert holes with the "DR. BROWN" words on the bottle and make sure the blue tube end is up when we put together the bottle so when the "Dr. Brown" words are facing up, the bottle wont leak. Works like a charm. Hope this makes sense. I am sleep deprived and exhausted but had to leave this message for any other weary mom who is just about to give up. My husband was about to spend over $125 on new bottles so I'm very glad I found this out. HOpe this helps someone too.
#1 Do these bottles cure colic? No. Colic/Reflux is a mechanical issue located in the baby's esophagus and upper stomach. However, the Dr Brown's bottle provides a steady flow with zero nipple collapse, and yes I believe the baby's sucking force and ear pressure build-up is reduced.
#2 Yes, these are a pain to clean, especially after 11 months of cleaning them for twins, but I would rather use these that worry with collapsing nipples.
#3 I do not like the nipples that come with these bottles. With the exception of the Preemie flow. The preemie flow is awesome for breastmilk! The nipples are long and narrow and tended to choke my babies so I use the PLAYTEX VENT AIRE nipples with the Dr Brown's bottles. I'll review the vent aire nipples in another review, but those nipples are hands down the best.
#4 You can put cereal in these bottles with no problems. I used cereal for my reflux babies. If you use the FAST FLOW playtex vent aire nipple or the size 3 or 4 Dr Brown's nipple you do not have to cut a hole in the nipple. The y cut nipple from Dr Browns is very fast unless you use more cereal. I use 1 (formula) scoop or cereal per 4 ounces, and the flow is perfect.
#5 You can mix 8 oz of water, 4 scoops of formula, and 2-3 scoops of cereal in the 8 oz Dr Brown's bottle with no problem! This is great if you use powder and make bottles as you need them. Other bottles don't have enough space to mix this way.
#6 These bottles are straight and easy to prop, if you think you'll never prop a bottle when you have twins you're very wrong, there's never enough hands!
Mom of 7, and RN
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