Absolutely! All of the bottles in the pack are either 4oz or 5oz - just the right size for a newborn. Also, the bottle nipples included in the pack range from preemie flow (for babies that need an especially slow flow) all the way through fast flow, so every mom will be able to find the perfect bottle/nipple combination for her baby.
I am planning to breastfeed my baby, do I really need bottles?
YES! Here are some very common scenarios:
You might want help. If you plan to have your spouse or anyone else help out with the baby and give your baby pumped milk, you will need bottles.
Supply issues. Some women struggle with producing enough breastmilk at the beginning of their breastfeeding journey, while others find that their supply starts out strong but tapers off over time. If your baby is not gaining weight as expected or not having an adequate number of wet or dirty diapers, your doctor may instruct you to supplement with breastmilk or formula so you'll need bottles.
Breastfeeding complications. Latching difficulties, cracked nipples, inverted/flat nipples, thrush, mastitis, baby lip tie or tongue tie are just a few of the complications breastfeeding mamas face throughout their breastfeeding journeys. With this in mind, having bottles on hand that your baby will take is a just a good idea.
Ok, so I understand that i'll need to have some bottles on hand for my breastfed baby, but do I really need to have so many different kinds?
Oh YES! Just for fun, google "baby refusing bottle", "how to get baby to take bottle", or "nipple confusion"....LOTS of hits on those, right? The struggle is REAL!!! It can be a huge challenge to get a breastfed baby to take a bottle. Introducing a bottle early on (advise with your pediatrician on the right timing for your baby) and giving bottle with enough frequency (at least a few times a week - again, advise with your pediatrician), can help. But let's talk about the very first time you try offering your baby milk in a bottle rather than from the breast. Usually, it's not a pretty sight. Youtube has quite a few videos of this. That's where your pack will come in handy. Having a variety of bottles and nipple types and flows on hand for your baby to try will allow your baby to find a bottle/nipple combination that's most comfortable.
What if my breastfed baby won't take a bottle. Is trying different bottles and nipples guaranteed to work?
Often times, the right bottle, nipple type, and nipple flow will lead to a solution and a happy baby and mama. Other factors, can however, play a role. Here are a few important ones to consider:
Introduce bottle early, per your pediatrician's recommendation.
Offer bottle at least several times a week. In order for your baby to continue to be comfortable with taking bottle, he/she needs to have practice.
Leave the room or the house altogether when bottle is first introduced to your baby. Some breastfed babies refuse bottles from their mothers, but may take bottle from the father or another caregiver.
Try different feeding positions. Some babies prefer the bottle-feeding experience to assimilate the breastfeeding experience (cradle hold, skin contact, social interaction), while others see it as something totally different and separate and need to be held in a different position.
Try warming the nipple under running water before offering it to baby to create a breast-like experience. Or if baby is teething, try cooling the nipple in the refrigerator.
Offer the bottle when baby is not very hungry to give him/her the opportunity to figure out how it works before hunger kicks in.
Squeeze a little milk onto the tip of the nipple to signal to the baby that there is milk inside.
I am planning to exclusively bottle feed (pump, formula or a combination of the two) my baby. Do I need this set?
Babies who are exclusively bottle fed have an easier time adjusting to a bottle than breastfed babies. That said, exclusively bottle fed babies have preferences too. Some prefer certain nipple shapes over others, while other babies need a specific nipple flow to be able to consume the milk at a comfortable pace, and yet others need bottles that allow minimal air to pass through to keep their gassiness and reflux at bay. Plus, as your baby gets older and more proficient at drinking from the bottle, he/she may want to consume the milk/formula faster, and having faster flow nipples on hand will come in handy.
Also, it's not just about the baby. Bottle cleaning will become a major part of your daily routine and therefore it is important to choose a baby bottle that you are willing to clean (all 6 of them or more!) every day. Some bottles are a breeze to clean and assemble, while others have many different parts and will not only be time consuming to clean and assemble, but will require a tutorial for your new Friday night sitter (just kidding...sort of).
Long story short, YES, this set is very helpful for exclusively bottle-fed babies too.
How is this product packaged?
Your box will include a large clear reusable polypropylene drawstring bag with the five baby bottles (each individually packaged and sealed), a small clear reusable polypropylene drawstring bag with the bottle nipples (packaged separately by brand - Comotomo together, Avent together, etc - and also sealed), as well as a welcome card with helpful information to get you started.
Are these bottles plastic or glass?
The Tommee Tippee, Avent Natural and Dr. Brown's bottles are polypropylene, and the Comotomo bottle is silicone. There are no glass bottles in the pack. All of the bottles are BPA free.
Are the bottles all dishwasher safe?
Yes, all of the bottles are dishwasher safe.
Are the bottles microwave safe?
The manufacturers of the bottles included in this pack (and most baby bottles on the market) advise against heating breastmilk and baby formula in the microwave. A microwave oven heats unevenly, basically from the inside out, so it's possible that the formula could be very hot in the middle of the bottle but barely lukewarm on the outside where you can feel it. To avoid burning your baby's mouth it's safer to heat a bottle under warm running water, or by setting it in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes (make sure the plastic is cool before giving it to your baby).
Just got my pack in the mail! Where can I find instructions on bottle/nipple use and care?
I would like to add this pack to my baby registry.
Great! You can do this with BabyList, a site which allows you to add virtually anything you find online to your baby registry.
Has my order shipped?
As soon as your order has been processed to ship, you will receive an email with tracking information. Please note that it can take up to 24 hours for tracking information to post on the USPS website.
How long does shipping take and how much is it?
Shipping is FREE within the US! Orders ship within 48 hours and are sent USPS Priority mail, which takes 1-4 business days after the order has been shipped.
Do you ship internationally?
YES! We currently offer shipping to the following countries:
What is the return policy?
We are happy to accept returns within 30 days of your original purchase, as long as all items are unopened and still in their original packaging.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, original date of purchase, and reason for the return. We will then provide you with further instructions to complete the return. Shipping costs for returns are not covered by First Foods.
Upon receipt of the product and assuming the above requirements have been met, a refund will be processed within 7 days.
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