Two of my favorite things in the entire world are:
- dating my husband
I look forward to date night all week which is always a dilemma, as it gets in the way of my second love – breastfeeding.
8 months on from having Brooklyn I have decided to recently start leaving him behind with a sitter along with his favorite bottle to soothe him to sleep. We went with the new Philips Avent Anti-colic bottle with AirFree vent which is designed to reduce feeding issues,
colic, gas and reflux. The fun new spoon looking feature in the bottle helps keep the nipple full of milk (not air) and even when held horizontally, the nipple is kept full of milk, supporting upright feeding. Which, as we can clearly see in the photos, is how baby “B” prefers to drink himself to sleep. He takes a deep sigh and sweetly drifts off to sleep.
The best part is that he will stay asleep after he feeds because the way the bottle is designed makes sure there are no gas bubbles in the nipple. And because of this, there is less having to burp and wake the sleeping baby. This is huge for us because Brooklyn is by far our lightest sleeper.
We have been an family for years, I know baby bottles are not a one-size-fits-all solution, but it seems like this brand has just been growing and expanding their product lines based off our growing family needs. It seems like just yesterday I was using Philips Avent bottles to help me ween Briton from nursing at 18 months. And we were using them when I would pump for my tongue tied daughter who couldn’t get a latch from my breasts. (see post here)
Philips Avent bottles have been around for a long time now, but they are an innovative company that keeps improving their bottles to accommodate changing needs of moms and in line with emerging research. My kids have all had no problems latching on the bottles. The reasonably wide nipple base promotes a relatively real breast feel along with very soft plastic nipples.
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