Friday, December 21, 2012

Mama's Freedom: Thanks Tommee Tippee!

Ethan and I are going on 9+ weeks strong of exclusively breastfeeding and it's going really well. I started pumping a couple of weeks in, just kind of whenever I wanted to, or especially when he was starting to sleep in longer stretches to relieve engorgement. I've already got a bigger stash than I had with Braden so I was really excited to try the Tommee Tippee bottles with Ethan to see if he would take a bottle!
Tommee Tippee Review
Tommee Tippee sent me one of each of their 5 oz and an 9 oz Closer to Nature bottles. The product features are:
  • Nipple mimics natural feel, flex and movement of breastfeeding
  • Allows for easy transition between breast and bottle
  • Wide neck nipple for easier latch on
  • Anti-colic, anti-gas, advanced easi-vent™ valve
  • BPA free and phthalate compliant
  • Graduations in mls and ounces
  • Hygiene cap seals the nipple for travel
Tommee Tippee Review
I waited until he turned 6 weeks exactly as I really wanted to establish good breastfeeding first. He had taken a pacifier the week before, so I was really hopeful that he would take a bottle. Jay was really busy that week and I wanted him to have a bottle during the day, so I gave it to him myself. I wasn't sure if he would take "fake" food from the person who provides him with the "goods"...but...
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Ta da! Maybe it's because Big Brother was feeding him he didn't notice me that much? I highly recommend these bottles! The thing I love most about them...the nipple actually looks like a breast. A silicone breast...but a breast! The "neck" of the nipple is wide like a breast and not short and stubby like other brands. When he eats from his bottles it looks like he's actually breastfeeding with a good latch and he uses the same sucking motions and he's not just "nipple" feeding like I imagine it might be with how some other brand's nipples look.
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These bottles are really easy to take apart and clean and we'll definitely not be needing to try any other brand! Ethan has moved beautifully from the breast to the bottle and back again! Mama's very happy to have some freedom whenever I need it! It's really nice for Daddy to participate in the odd feedings too!
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I received these products free of charge for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated in any other way, all opinions on this blog are my own.