There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a type of bottle that works best for you and your baby. You should think about convenience, ease of cleaning (if it’s dishwasher or sterilizer safe), if the bottle helps to reduce gas/colic/spit up, the breast milk storage system, whether it is easy to use on long trips, and finally if it is economical.
Lots of babies have trouble transitioning from breast to bottle. If you have this problem here are a few tricks that you could consider:
- try giving the milk/formula in a cup
- if someone else is feeding the baby, he/she could wear something you’ve worn recently so the baby is calmed by the familiar smell
- don’t be anxious, baby can sense this
- try a different, harder or easier nipple