When I was breastfeeding I couldn't nurse at the breast and had to pump all of their meals and bottle feed them. One of the bottles we tried were the Tommee Tippee bottles because of their unique design.
These were the only bottles that the nipples are shaped like a breast when we were bottle feeding. Not only are they shaped like a woman's breast, they mimic the same motions a nipple would make. Tommee Tippee also has a sensitive tummy line for babies that spit up and are fussy from excess air being swallowed.
HOW TO PREVENT THE NIPPLE FROM COLLAPSING – VENT
When I first started using these bottles I actually got really frustrated because I couldn’t figure out how to get the nipple to stop caving into the bottle. But a quick look at the website I discovered that the anti-colic easi-vent valve was not opening properly. Once I discovered that I made sure that it was open during each feeding and it worked great. To do this I just pushed a toothpick or cleaning pick (They sell them with bottle brushes now) through the easy-vent because of the silicone sticks. This stopped the nipple from caving in for me!
- Awkward shape, have to buy special carriers and travel warmer
- Lowest Nipple Flow is still too fast for a Preemie
- Needs to be vented with each feeding
- Nipple shaped like a breast making it easier to transiting back and forth
- Sensitive Tummy Option
- The awkward shape makes it easier to hold the bottle
I think the pros far outweigh the cons in this case because breastfeeding Mothers already have enough to worry about trying to get breastfeeding down with their little ones.