Bottle Feeding a Breastfed Baby
Bottle feeding a breastfed baby can be a whole new exercise in frustration. They can absolutely refuse to take a bottle, and I’m sure you’ve heard many moms complain about this exact thing. For Henley we had to try lots of different bottles before we found one or two that would actually work. One of the bottles that she will take, without issue, is the Munchkin Latch.
I had the opportunity to try the Munchkin Latch bottle, along with the Latch breast pads, sterilizer bags, and cleaning brushes. I have to say, I am happy with all of these products. But, lets get back to the bottle:
As you can see from the Latch bottle, it’s likened to…well a boob! The nipple is actually shaped like an accordion so it can move and and stretch like a human nipple does during breastfeeding. This movement prevents extra air from getting in, which also reduces gas in your baby. Then there is the anti-colic valve at the base of the bottle- this also prevents extra air. We’ve been using this bottle for two weeks and have had no issues with gas, colic, or rejection from Henley! I am definitely a big fan of this new line from Munchkin!
You know what a great bottle means? That daddy gets some one on one time with baby. How sweet are these snuggles? Plus, it also means that I can leave the house! I got to attend an event this weekend ALONE, people. ALONE. I ate a meal by myself! It was glorious!
This post is sponsored by Collectively and Munchkin.
My sister was pretty happy when she got her children to start on a bottle because she was able to do other things during that time! And Daddy snuggles are the cutest!
Great post! I can’t wait to have a baby. 🙂
I think I need to try this bottle out. I am still breastfeeding my 14 month old baby–she hardly eats solid food, but there are times I would like to be able to give her a bottle–she just refuses it, though. Thanks for the info!
I bottle fed from day one with both of my boys. They took to it right away.
My 3rd child refused to take a bottle. He got dehydrated when I had the flu so we had to feed him with a dropper.
Isn’t being able to go out alone for awhile the best. Who knew that the same mall I complained about being too spread out and had to many people in it could also be one of the best places on earth to just get some alone time. Talk about a baby changing your perspective.
Fantastic mechanism I like how it imitates the flow and feel of the breast. That would definitely help with bottle feeding.
Good to know! Don’t have kids of my own, but I like gathering information for the future. Thanks for sharing.
Breastfeeding didn’t work for because I couldn’t produce milk and once I figured out that bottle duty would be the responsibility of both mum and dad….ahhhh bliss 🙂
This is so great! What a cool product, I know a lot of new mommies who would appreciate this!
that bottle is soo cool. So innovative.
I am not familiar with this brand, I like their designs. What a sweet photo of daddy and baby!
My Mom was the one who did this for me with my son. He was breastfed but I really had no milk so it was hard on myself and the baby. My Mom then had my son bottlefed. I still don’t know how she did it without fuss but she talked to my baby and tada, he was gurgling happily on bottle.
When I get to have a baby, I do have multiple cysts and has undergone cysts removal before. I would have to undergo different tests to find out if I could breastfeed when the time comes but hopefully I could even if it’s just for a short period of time. It’s a bond of privilege I don’t want to deprive my child of.
Great post will share with friends who are bottle feeding their child.
Latches like this are pretty popular because it’s really effective. I’ve seen moms transition and have a difficult time and once they discover this type of latch, it’s like a blessing for them.
Very effective post for the parents of the newborns and would be parents as well. Latches are very useful products for the newborns.
Sounds a great product. My friend will be glad to hear this.
Bottles were my best friends when trying to feed my babies. My boobs just could NOT handle breastfeeding them 🙁 Munchkin is a great brand!
yes I have been thought this myself and we had to buy 3/4 various bottles to find one he would take
Saving this for the future because I really hope to need it, and it sounds like a life saver!
Looks pretty awesome. I might look into getting these.
This looks great for a baby which is his right moment to change to a bottle. This one is an excellent alternative!
I like this my girlfriend and I is planning to have a baby. This might help. Thank you for this.
What a great post! I’d never heard of Minchkin Latch. Our first child loved the bottle so much that he stopped breastfeeding after 7 months. Our youngest still breastfeeds and has never been into bottles.
I wish I knew about this brand when we were still shopping for the new grandson. We got a different brand and so far, it does work good, although I think Munchkin Latch nipples are better shaped than the one my grandson currently has on his bottle.
Aww I didn’t realize it could be so hard to go from breastfeeding to bottle feeding. It’s great that they’ve made something that makes it easier for moms (and dads)!
Awe. Daddy snuggles are so cute!
Your cuddley pictures of baby with dad is so sweet.
When my daughter was born, I knew I had to go back to work right away so she was both breastfed and bottle fed. I wanted to introduce her to the bottle early so it wouldn’t be such a transition 6 weeks later of her exclusively being on the breast. Plus, I am so thankful for bottles because they saved my boobs some of the pain!
This is amazing! Another great way to alternate and yeah the pic with dad is the cutest 🙂
My son refused a bottle so I’ll have to keep this in mind for baby #2!
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