Which bottles are best to avoid nipple confusion?
B is six weeks old and I've been trying to build up a stockpile of expressed milk so I can start giving her a bottle once a day to get used to it.
She doesn't seem very good at sucking though. It's like she has a lazy suck. she comes on and off my boob really easy, and to start a feed she never just latches on herself, I have to squeeze my nipple and point it into the roof of her mouth. then she starts sucking and there's no soreness or anything , and she must be getting plenty out as I feel she's drained them and she's gaining loads of weight, so i don't think it's a problem with her latch as it doesn't hurt and everything looks fine , she jist seems to not suck very hard so often she comes off quite a few times.
ive started trying her on a bottle and she still seems to have this lazy suck. You put the bottle in her mouth and she'll do about 20 good sucks and you can hear she's getting milk out and swallowing, but then her mouth goes slack and the teat comes out of her mouth. There's never that strong grip where you can't pull the bottle out because they're sucking hard.
I'm im using avent bottles. the teats don't look great though, very different to a nipple which won't help maters. What bottles are most like a nipple?
I used tommee tippee ctn anti colic ones last time and they were good but I hated how there was lots of bits (the ones with the tube inside), they fell apart after a while with lots of use.
Perhaps I could try to non anti colic ones without the tube in the middle, but before I bought them wondered if there was anything better
sorry this has ended up as a really long post! I'm not good at being concise!