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in the past with DS1 I nursed, and formula fed. I used glass bottles because of the chemicals that the plastic gives out when the bottle is heated up.
However; plastic bottles don't break- and your LO one day will hold their own bottle I am sure, and I wouldn't give them a glass bottle.
Just make sure the plastic bottles are BPA free-
We mostly used Playtex Drop-ins, then later used a different kind of plastic.
I never had to replace the plastic bottles. The Playtex drop-in bottle deteriorated a bit, so I threw them out when we were done with them, but the others didn't.
heavenpaige:I've never used glass. I always get plastic. Never had a problem with them.
brandilc84:Just make sure the plastic bottles are BPA free-
This. I used (and will use again) Avent bottles.
BFP 5/21/10, Missed m/c 7/5/10 at 11w3d (baby measured 7wks), D&C 7/7/10
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12/09/10 BFP -- 7/05/11 DS born at 33w5d. Came home after 23d in NICU at 37w0d
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mjune3881: heavenpaige:I've never used glass. I always get plastic. Never had a problem with them.This.
Funny story...well, funny to me...
I'm 30 and my younger brother is 24, so it's been a while since my mom has had infants. When I mention all the new fangled gadgets like baby monitors, travel systems, the snuza I want, wipe warmers (which I'm not interested in), she tends to scoff. "I didn't have those things and you still turned out fine!" Well, I mentioned considering glass bottles because of the BPA issue and having them retain nutrients better since I plan to exclusively breast feed, but I was worried since they could break easier. I expected her reaction to be telling me it wasn't necessary and to just go plastic (i remember my little brother only having plastic bottles), but instead she surprised me with "I never had a bottle break with you." So even though there are downsides to glass (breakable, heavier, etc.), I'm going glass because they're approved by my mom (among other reasons, of course) :-)
If necessary, when LO starts to hold her own bottle, I might switch to the plastic ones.
courtnif:Glass bottle mama here! I've never had one break...and they've been dropped on wood floors. I imagine tile would pose an issue, but I don't let my LO wander around with a bottle anyways. I felt they came more clean than plastic. My daycare provider had no issue with them either.
emolm: Iirc I read that the BM antibodies stick to glass so baby doesn't get them all.
Where'd you find this? I did a quick google search that provided a couple (albeit dubiously sourced) pages that said just the opposite, and some others that did say it was the case. Are there any good studies out there?
I'm hoping to use glass, but if there are good reasons not to, I'm definitely open to switching.