When it comes to feeding babies, my family and friends are advocates of breastfeeding. Which is why throughout my pregnancy, I’ve researched the benefits of exclusively breastfeeding compared to mixed or formula feeding. While it is true that FED is best, it is only natural as a mom that I decided to try the best option for my baby boy. As often as I’ve been exposed to nursing mamas and their little ones, I was shocked to find out that breastfeeding wasn’t as easy as it seemed. In fact, for me personally, it was downright hard at first to nurse Josiah King.
Surprisingly enough, difficulty in breastfeeding is a hurdle that many new moms struggle with. Personally, I breastfeed and bottle feed pumped milk. In many cases, the struggle is such a challenge that many end up switching to formula just to ensure their little ones are getting the nutrition they need. In some cases, there are even moms who decide right off to bottle feed and you know what, either decision is OKAY.
I’ve heard many debates on the subject of breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding over the last few months and my stance is pretty much this: no matter what option you go with or for whatever reason that leads you to it, as long as you’re doing what is best for your little one and it’s also a decision you feel like is best for you both, it doesn’t matter which method of feeding you choose. The most important thing to remember about either choice is making sure your infant is getting what he/she needs to thrive!
This is why Philips Avent has been in business for over 30 years. As a company, Philips Avent has been listening to and learning from parents while creating innovative baby products that focus on giving your little one the best start in life. In fact, the company has done so well in developing these products that they’ve been ranked as the #1 selling brand of mom recommended baby products worldwide.
One example of a fabulous bottle by Philips Avent is their new Natural bottle, our favorite. This particular one appeals most to me because the nipple itself is ultra soft and more closely mimics the feel of your natural breasts. This makes your little one more likely to latch quickly and without hesitation or coaxing from mom. This bottle also utilizes a unique anti-colic Airflex technology which reduces the risk of colic.
For mamas who are hesitant to wean from the breast and exclusively bottle feed but who also don’t want to run across nipple confusion, this product is a lifesaver to give mom a break or to help Dad bond more during feeding times too!
Although my family uses the Philips Avent Natural bottle, another wonderful bottle by the brand is their new Anti-colic bottle with AirFree vent. If you’ve ever had a little one with colic then you know how hard it is, not only for your infant but on you as well. No one sleeps, the baby is in constant distress and you start believing that you’ll never hear the end of that heartbreaking cry. This new bottle is designed specifically to ensure that your little one swallows less air during feeding, resulting in less chance of them developing colic, acid reflux, and other uncomfortable issues early on in life.
By drawing air away from the nipple, the Philips Avent Anti-colic bottle with AirFree vent allows you to feed your little one comfortably and without fear of discomfort. Studies have shown that when using this bottle, babies experienced up to 60% less fussiness during and after feedings. The specially designed nipples even grow with your baby, adapting formula/milk flow naturally so your little one gets just the right amount!
Intrigued by these two innovative bottles and wanting to learn more? I highly suggest checking out Philips Avent online or buy one from your local stores.