The NHS recommends that breastfeeding is best for babies. I tried to breastfeed for 3 weeks and my baby was not getting enough milk so my midwife advised me to switch to formula feeding. We tried a few different brands of bottle but my daughter still brought up a lot of her feed due to reflux. We were advised by our GP to switch the feed to Neocate, a special prescription formula for babies with dairy allergy at 6 weeks as an allergy to dairy was suspected. We also changed to Dr Brown’s bottles. This was when things really started to settle down.
Dr Brown Natural Flow Options Starter Kit
The Dr Brown’s Natural Flow Options Starter Kit contains
• 270ml wide neck bottles (supplied with level 1 teat).
• 2 150ml wide neck bottles (supplied with level 1 teats).
• 2 level 2 teats.
• 2 level 3 teats.
Dr. Brown’s Options bottles works with or without the internal vent system in place. I have been using it with the vented system in place as this is how we used it before. Dr Brown’s state that the system continues to create 100 per cent vacuum free feeding that is clinically proven to help reduce wind related colic in your baby. It is important to note that while Dr Brown’s bottles do, in my opinion, reduce gas/wind – they do not prevent it entirely.
Do you still have to wind a baby with Dr Brown’s Bottles?
100% yes! Your baby will definitely still need winding. Lily suffered lots with wind and we used Infacol before a feed and used Dr Brown’s bottles to feed her formula. She did still have wind but the difference was it made it so much easier for her to bring up and she definitely had less wind with the Dr Brown’s bottles than she had previously had with the Tommee Tippee bottles.
Why do Dr Brown’s bottles have a straw?
The straw in Dr Brown’s bottles is part of the vent system that is clinically proven to reduce colic.
We also used the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine to make feeds and you can read my review of how we used the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep with Dr Brown’s bottles.