Deciding how to feed your newborn is always somewhat of a debate, the choice to breastfeed or bottle feed is completely down to the parents, so for us we decided to start of breastfeeding. The benefits of breast feeding is what kept me going for a few months. When Little bear was four months the bottle battle began, I needed some space and decided to introduce a bottle so my husband could help, we also were at wits end as Little bear was up every few hours sometimes for a few hours and wanted to try and get him to sleep for a few longer, or give me the chance to sleep for a few hours with out having to feed a baby all night.
So when it came to introducing little bear to a bottle it was tough work, more so than my first two children. He would cry when he saw the bottle and we tried bottle after bottle, teat after teat nothing worked. I used to get so stressed and he would just scream. We would have to give it a break then try again. He would drink a little then give up and want to be breastfeed. It was a stressful time with me finding it hard and not really getting much choice in the matter, thankfully after a few weeks he finally got the hang of bottles and mummy finally got a little bit more sleep. If only I had known about Latch bottles as I think they would have defiantly helped us transition to bottles.
When we were asked to review Latch bottles I was interested, I hope that this Review can find the right parent who like me searched the internet for solutions on how to get my baby to take a bottle. It was a tough time but we got through it and actually I felt so more happier that I had a bit more freedom. I could go out in the evenings again or even for a morning. It seemed long at the time but in fact it was a short time.
The bottle has many exciting features some that will help your baby transition to bottle feeding they are:
The teat Gently flexes and stretches like an actual breast. When you breast feed your baby achieves a proper feed by the nipple reaching their soft palette. The type of teat in the Latch bottles can make it stretch like an actual breast which can help the baby latch easily.
The teat mimics a breast by gently pumping, which can be comforting for some babies. When a baby is breastfeeding the baby controls the flow of the milk by applying pressure to the base of the nipple. The Latch teat mimics this as the baby can release more milk as they push against the base.
The teat moves and rotates for a natural feel. Whilst feeding the teat flexes and moves as the baby moves their head. This can allows the baby to maintain their latch which reduces the risk of colic.
The bottle seems too good to be true right, well to add to all that the anti colic valve is at the bottom decreasing the risk of colic. As the valve is at the bottom there is no air travelling through the bottle. Which I found fascinating, the first few times Little bear had the bottle I wondered how it worked often he would drink the milk too fast the the teat would collapse but he soon got the hang of it. I have been very impressed with the bottles and so has Little bear he no longer will take his old bottles and loves the comfort of the bottle.
The larger bottle only goes up to 8 ounces of milk which for some hungry babies may be a problem but not for my baby he doesn't hardly ever finish a bottle. We love the bottles and have told every new parent I know, as a parent who had such problems trying to get my baby to take a bottle I would recommend these to anybody.
You can find out more on the Latch Website and find out where you can purchase your very own bottles, If you have any questions ping me an email I would love to help.