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Slow and steady, but all for no leaks and no fuss
Used a tonne of bottles from all corners of the globe to try and get the right one for the baby, or at least ensure he can learn to drink from anything short of clasped hands.
These worked from the get go, simple with less parts than some other fiddly products, decent size bottles hold more than the run of the mill 120-125 ml bottles, meaning less top up feeds.
Has become my go to bottle when on the run, and the one I offer up for others to feed him, as it is really fool proof, unlike others which need a knack to use.
Easy to clean, but a little more expensive than others - well worth a purchase if on special, or shelling out up front for an almost failsafe feed.
Fantastic Bottles, no leaking and very easy to clean! Bub loves them!
These bottles are absolutely fantastic. They are extremely easy to clean and sterilise and bubba loves holding onto them to feed himself. They do not leak like most bottles on the market. They are a little bit more expensive than other bottles but its definitely worth it!
This is perfect 100%
Had to switch bottles from the 'mainstream' garbage that Avent was manufacturing and these Pigeon bottles/teats works perfect for us. Unlike Avent these do not leak, neither from the screw or from baby's mouth, and teat doesn't collapse either. The teat fits perfectly in baby's mouth, unlike Avent which is hourglass shaped which causes the leak from side of baby's mouth. In short, these are great stuff. Just stay away from Avent.
At 4 months, I know my bub wants a spill-free teat based on my observation of his feeding. I found out that pigeon wide neck has this Y cut spill-free nipple for 3+ months and so I've decided to try it for my bub. He's no longer fussy during feedings and could finish his milk faster than before. He is almost 5 months now and already uses Y cut teat for 6+ months. The teat fits my Mam bottles but I ended up using the Pigeon bottles as well since they are easier to assemble.
Update 1st August 2016: Best Bottle
My son has used this wide neck b...
Closest to breast shape
Every case is different but, they were recommended by my lactation consultant. If you want to breastfeed and bottle feed EBM (useful when having twins) they will minimize nipple confusion and dramas when breastfeeding. My twins feed with no problems, very different when I use the regular Avent teats. They're easy to find at the chemist.
Shape, texture, fits Avent wide neck bottles.
I initially loved these bottles after trying several different brands for my baby boy. He took to the bottles well and had no problems sucking the teat as he did with some of the other brands, however two months on and these bottles have started leaking through the air valve in the teat. it is incredibly frustrating, messy and of course a big waste of milk.
Easy for baby to adapt to from breast feeding
Leaks and as another reviewer said, it is very hard to read the measurements on some of the bottles because they are clear and embossed, instead of the red print.
Best teat & bottle.
My twins wouldn't take any other bottles. I have tried it all..... Dr brown, Avent, Tommee tippee and Nuk my bubs would cry and refuse to take a bottle.
They are 2 months old and use Y teat. S teat is too slow since they are hungry babies. It's great when they are sleepy and only suck what they need... No more chocking!!
Hard to read measurement on bottle
As I've started some formula we went looking for the best bottle and the lady at the chemist recommended this. We only use for about 1 feed per day but have found that it works fine and doesn't disrupt the breastfeeding routine. It looks better than the cheaper ones like NUK too.
If you have a fuss pot breastfeed baby and you would like to have access to the occasional bottle feed like I did, then absolutely try this bottle first! We've spent a fortune and lots of tears trying to get our 2 month old to use a bottle, we tried TT Closer to nature, Medela Calma, Nuk, Woolworths select brand bottle and a generic teat that came with my breastpump (Unimom) with absolutely no luck, not even one suck on any of them.
This was our 6th bottle we tried and she latched on nearly straight away - I was totally gobsmacked! I was really starting to loose hope it wasn't going to happen.
Peristalitic plus: The reason my baby took the bottle
I was not able to continue breastfeeding due to having an autoimmune disease that requires medication not compatible with breastfeeding. We tried to introduce a bottle to our bub at 3 months, using the Avent bottles, after using Medela Calma teats for EBM a couple of times we didn't anticipate problems. We were advised Medela Calma are not compatible with prolonged formula feeding and are also very costly to replace so when it came time to switch to formula we tried Avent when bub was about 3 months. My baby rejected the Avent bottles, quite lo...udly, and so I pressed on for a few months breastfeeding mostly out of guilt. I was recommended to try the Pigeon Peristaltic plus teats due on the market May 2013. The customer service staff at their Havenhall centre were incredibly helpful. My baby took to the bottle immediately, even from me, and loves his bottle after several months breastfeeding exclusively. We were preparing ourselves for great difficulty and told bub would need to be introduced to the bottle by dad (by a range of M&C Health Nurses and friends)... None of this happened and I believe it was because of these teats. They literally changed my life. From him screaming rejecting the bottle at 3/4 months to pure pleasure drinking with mum on the first try at 7 months. The teats are soft, baby friendly and budget friendly at ten bucks for a two pack (considering other "nipple like" products can cost btw $20-50 a pop). They may collapse if not used/cleaned properly or replaced when required - as they are soft for bub they will wear easier but at that price its not an issue. Immediately accepted by bub at 7 months olf, soft teat, so affordable at $10 for a two pack and amazing customer service.
my exclusive breastfeed baby only likes this bottle. As a last attempt (after trying avent, tommee tippee and dymples brand) my 11 week old finally takes a bottle. both my sons have been big boobie boys and hated the bottle. But this time i have to return to work at 6 months, so i was getting very stressed that he wouldnt take a bottle. We tried many types and different people. he would scream the house down. This bottle is great, affordable, easy to get at chemist and easy to clean. (tommee tippee was much harder to clean) he is using 0-3 Small teat at the moment and attached well with minimal burping or gas.
definately worth trying for stubborn breastfeed babies :)
affordable, baby latched well, easy to clean
Best bottle and teats for breastfeeding babies
I had two lactation consultants recommend these bottles to me when we needed to mix feed, and the reason they recommended them is because of the Peristaltic teats which means the baby has to latch and suck as they would on the breast. Our little bub has had no hesitation using these bottles, but a different brand we tried first he wouldn't even try to latch on to. I also haven't had any problems with leakage and as with all things related to baby feeding, just follow the instructions which means making sure that you use the key on the air holes every time you wash the teats as that prevents the teats collapsing.
Peristaltic teats good for breastfeeding babies
Great bottles and teats that work for me and my baby
With bottles and teats, it's about what babies prefer and what works so for me, every parents have different preference. For my 2nd child, I bought both standard and wide neck bottle to complement the Mag Mag transitional system. I didn't have any problem with switching between breast and bottle since I started using them (when baby was 1-2 weeks old with breastmilk). Baby liked the bottle very much so. I don't have any problem with cleaning, collapsing teat or whatsoever. Pigeon is a reputable company and I've been buying their other products. So far, they works for me.
Inexpensive, easy to clean, complements Mag Mag Step 1&2
I would buy these bottles and teats over any other brand
i bought the Wide Neck Bottles in 240ml and i find them to be the most airtight and leak-free when i compare it to 2 other brands i own. the soft silicone perilstatic teats are a winner with my little guy as they seem easier for him to use as some other bottle brands have much bigger teats.
it was recommended to me by tresillian and i have to agree these bottles/teats are the best
I have tried several bottles with my 5 month old breastfed boy but he would fuss and get upset. After reading several reviews about the pigeon bottle I was excited to try him on it. He did fuss for a few minutes but then actually drank from it. YAY YAY YAY!
Well priced, real like teats
He does get a little bit of air while drinking from it
The best bottles and teats!
My lactation consultant recommended pigeon wide neck bottles with peristaltic teats for my partly breast fed baby as they most closely resemble a human nipple.
These were by far the best bottles that I tried. Well designed, no leakage, my baby liked them. The pigeon teats also fitted the Avent bottles that I already owned.
As the teats aged they started to stick together as my baby sucked so I had to keep removing the teat from her mouth to let air bubble into the bottle before I could continue. I probably should have replaced the teats as this did not occur until after a long period of use.
This product seemed to solve our bottle rejection issue
We tried everything to get our baby to take the bottle. She finally took the bottle with these teats. To test whether it was in fact the teat that was the magic detail, I tried her with a couple of other ones and she went back to rejection mode!!
The peristaltic motion seemed to make it more acceptable to my breastfed baby
Quite expensive and you need to keep the little supplied poking stick handy because sometimes the teat collapses mid-feed.
Got my breastfed baby to take a bottle!
My now 4 month old baby hates anything that isn't boob in her mouth! Won't take a bottle, or a dummy, however with the Pigeon bottle there was no hesitation, she latched on straight away and loved it! Very nice bottle, light, wide neck do easy to prepare, no leakage. Fantastic, highly recommend!
Best bottle for feeding baby
Pigeon bottles are made of glass or plastic. Their teats are excellently shaped to help baby get onto the bottle. Start with the S flow. The Y flow is for when they are 6+ months. It is a variable flow teat and perfect when he is tired and wants to suck really hard to get the milk down. The bottles are made such that he has never sucks the teat flat which happens with another brand that we have been using. The bottles and teats can be bought at pharmacies.
Auto airflow, Good handbag sizes, Easy to clean
Questions & Answers
How do I get the bottle to release the air consistently? I keep having to pull the bottle out of my babies mouth to let air in and I don’t have the lid too tight. She gets frustrated each time the pressure builds up and it’s making feeding extremely stressful
Which Wide neck soft touch teat is best for use with thickener? I find it gets stuck in some tests. The thickener states medium flow but I’m not sure which Pigeon Teat that would be. Thanks for your help.
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