Elements and questions to consider when choosing the best bottle, with useful advice on which nipples to choose and which ones are the safest. Find out.

When for some reason we must resort to artificial or formula breastfeeding, some doubts usually arise when choosing the best bottle for our baby.

Even when you are breastfeeding your baby there are times when for some reason or another you have to express milk from your breasts and fill a bottle to feed the baby.

That is why we must be right as far as possible in choosing the bottle that best suits the needs of our baby.

There are several brands that exist in the market and that undoubtedly offer the best for our babies.

The importance of the characteristics of the teats

In addition to the choice of the bottle, which you can choose between plastic or glass, the characteristics of the nipples are important, the better the nipple being anatomical so that it favors the healthy development of the baby’s mouth.

It is also advisable that the nipple has an anti-colic system or that it comes equipped with valves to prevent the baby from sucking air while taking the bottle. With anti-colic nipples we will reduce the risk of the baby suffering from gas colic.

It is also essential that the nipple be anatomical, which means that it is as similar as possible to the mother’s nipple, which confers interesting benefits: the nipple adapts better to the baby’s mouth, and in turn tends to promote development healthy mouth of the same.

This is because, during the suction, the nipple adapts to the baby’s palate by changing shape in the same way that the nipple does when the baby is breastfeeding.

How to choose the most suitable nipple for the bottle?

There is no doubt that the nipples can be considered as a very important piece in the feeding of the baby, since it becomes the almost perfect substitute for the mother’s nipple, hence, parents should pay close attention to their characteristics and thus know the different varieties. And types of nipples that are currently on the market, to try to find the most suitable for your little one.

The most important thing to take into account is the flow rate of the nipple, since if, for example, you opt for a large nipple that lets the milk pass too much – and very quickly – it can make the baby swallow a lot of air (and then have gas and stomach discomfort) or choking.

The same would happen with a nipple with a very small hole, since in this case the baby would have to work too hard to be able to suck well.

Therefore, one of the keys when choosing the most suitable nipple for the bottle is to  check the labels, since they will indicate the flow rate.

If your baby is a little older, it is likely that he already has his own preferences, hence he chooses one type of nipple or another: silicone, latex, rubber. Obviously, if the little one at the time of eating rejects the bottle you may not like the nipple, so it is best to try another model. The moment you finally find the one you like, it is best to always use it (and not change teats from time to time).


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