Breast is Best, But What’s Second?
All moms know that breastfeeding is the best for your little one, but this isn’t always so realistic for all moms. My question is, what’s the best back up to your breast, when your breast can’t always be with your baby? I know… sounds kind of funny.
I breastfed all of my girls–Sianna for 8 months, Taytem 14 months, and currently with Jaelyn, my goal is to keep her on breast milk for a year. With each baby, I had to still work after my maternity leave. And just like before, I will have to report back to work in the fall–so I definitely need to find a back up bottle that will be a great temporary replacement for me.
The Next Breast Thing
Recently, I left home for the first time without the baby and had to pump my first bottle. My biggest concern was my little one experiencing some type of bottle rejection. Would the milk come out too quickly? Would she not like the feeling of it in her mouth? Luckily my husband sent me a lovely video to reassure that everyone was just fine. And I should’ve known… The company known as Chicco, (also known as the company I’ve trusted since my first time as a mama in 2007) asked me to try out their NaturalFit bottle system which mimics breastfeeding. This BPA free bottle system is available for every baby stage. The bottle that I have is the blue system, which is the slowest flowing bottle–perfect for newborns. This bottle also comes with an angled and straight nipple; the angled for more of a newborn style latch, and the straight nipple for the more experienced and customized latch for mom and baby. The nipple has a skin like texture, and is also wide enough to mimic breastfeeding–helping baby achieve that perfect latch. Another feature that allows me to feel a lot better is the anti-colic valves which prevents air from passing through the bottle. I also love that they brought back the old school glass bottles. Even though their plastic bottles are BPA free, I know some moms are against all plastic. To help with their new glass bottles, they also have an optional silicone sleeve to help with gripping and heat transfer.
Back to Work Worry Free
Once I start working again in the fall, I’ll feel so much better knowing my baby girl won’t experience any frustration with nipple confusion or colic because of Chicco’s brilliant and perfected bottle system. I plan on purchasing even more of their bottle pieces as my little girl matures throughout her first year.
See below for the links that will direct you to the Chicco products I’ve tested out. They also sent us a brilliant pacifier set with an adorable pacifier holder that is meant to entertain baby and keep the pacifier clean.
Check it all out for yourself!