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looking for the right bottle

My NB is spitting up with almost every feeding. We have been using Medela bottles since I was bf her. Now that I have switched to formula we have been using Medela and Born-Free. I hate the thought of going through all diff. bottles/nipples but just wondering what others recommend. 
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Re: looking for the right bottle

  • It could be the formula vs the bottles.  Maybe try a gentler formula.  But also my pedi said that they will become more gassy and spit upy around 3 weeks, which we have noticed right now.  

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  • an02102 said:
    It could be the formula vs the bottles.  Maybe try a gentler formula.  But also my pedi said that they will become more gassy and spit upy around 3 weeks, which we have noticed right now.  
    oh thats interesting, good to know. I was thinking of trying a gentler formula but wanted to give what we have(Enfamil NB) a fair shot. A nurse reminded me that the gentler ones can b more expensive-figures
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  • Many favor similac over enfamil but it depends on the baby. You can try soy ones that either brand have or similac has soothe ones that my pedia recommended.
    For bottles we switch to avent and it seems to have helped a bit. For our spit up I just pause her feedings a lot. After every 30ml i sit her and pat her back a bit before burping her. She would spit up if i burped her and push pressure on her tummy too soon.
  • we use dr. browns and I swear by them.  They are a PIA to clean because they have a lot of parts to them.
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  • we use dr. browns and I swear by them.  They are a PIA to clean because they have a lot of parts to them.
    yes the PIA part is what I have always heard and thats what deters me. 
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  • To help ease your mind on formula expense, my LO is on Similac sensitive and the cost for a tub is 24.99. The price for the regular Similac advance is 24.99. The difference in the tubs is 0.04 pounds. Not too big a deal. :)
  • To help ease your mind on formula expense, my LO is on Similac sensitive and the cost for a tub is 24.99. The price for the regular Similac advance is 24.99. The difference in the tubs is 0.04 pounds. Not too big a deal. :)
    oh wow, thats good to know thanks
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  • To help ease your mind on formula expense, my LO is on Similac sensitive and the cost for a tub is 24.99. The price for the regular Similac advance is 24.99. The difference in the tubs is 0.04 pounds. Not too big a deal. :)
    oh wow, thats good to know thanks
    PS do you mind sharing what was the factor that had your pedi deciding you should move to the sensitive. In other words, what was your LO's symptoms?
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  • Also if you sign up on the similac website you will receive samples of formula, and they will send you coupons regularly. I use my pretty often.

    If also heard other say they like how their babies react to the Target brand up and up sensitive formula, it's a good price.

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  • Also if you sign up on the similac website you will receive samples of formula, and they will send you coupons regularly. I use my pretty often.

    If also heard other say they like how their babies react to the Target brand up and up sensitive formula, it's a good price.

    Similac sent me 8 oz cans of regular and sensitive formula for signing up, this would be a free way to experiment with formulas. However, if you're having a problem already I doubt you would want to wait to get them in the mail.

    Maybe just go buy the smallest size of a sensitive formula, whichever brand you would like to start with, and try it out for a bit to see if it helps.

    Also, make sure you're burping baby frequently, and that baby isn't eating more than her tummy can handle. Sometimes DD just wants to keel eating and then she spits it everywhere, so I have to stop her after a while.

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  • Honestly, I think the hospital pediatrician was full of it. :D Our LO did well for three days and randomly become overly fussy on the fourth day in the hospital. They insisted she was a colicky baby and recommended we switch over to the sensitive. What they never admitted was she very likely was having a mild reaction to her first Hep-B vaccine (which she had received the morning the fussiness began). However, our LO is a gassy little girl, so we kept her on the sensitive just so we don't overstimulate her tummy and cause her trouble in the long run. As far as symptoms, she was simply crying excessively and inconsolable (she's normally a pretty chill little lady). No excessive burping, spit-up, refusal to feed, etc. (Another reason we felt their diagnosis didn't add up. That and a previous misdiagnosis - long story.)
  • Check out Bare bottles bittylab.com. it looks interesting and might help!
  • I like the tommee tippee bottles but found the nipples don't last that long, they start to collapse. The lactation lady I saw before I stopped breastfeeding hated them so it's all probably personal preference.
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