breastfeeding, chestfeeding, supplementing

Which bottle should I pick for my nursing baby?

I’m returning to work soon. Which bottle should I pick for my baby?
There are so many to pick from! How do I know which is right?
Starting with nipples, these are the shapes to look for. A gentle taper from tip to base. A base sized to support a wide jaw.
Ok, what about the bottle itself? A narrow bottle that fits your hand well and allows for paced feedings. The right size for the feeding (most babies will, at max, take 3-5oz per feed). Safe BPA-free plastic, glass, or stainless steel.
AVOID: Flat nipples. If your baby can only feed on these, it’s a sign of a latch or suckling problem. Contact your IBCLC.
AVOID: Nipples with a wide base. This encourages baby to only latch on the nipple and have a shallow latch.
AVOID: “Breast bottles” Nothing we produce can actually function like the breast. These narrow nippels and super wide bases lead to shallow latching and air intake.
Okay! We’ve narrowed it down!
And the winners are…Evenflo Balance and Lansinoh Momma. Contact your IBCLC for help with bottle feeding.