This post was sponsored by Philips Avent as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Everybody told me that baby #2 would be different and boy, were they right! Everything about him is different than his sister. He’s laid back, snuggly, sleeps through the night, smiles at everything I do and is generally a chill baby. The biggest difference of all though is he didn’t want to breastfeed. I tried everything – nipple shields, different positions, lactation consultants. You name it, I tried it! I had a great breastfeeding journey with my daughter. We made it 19 months and she only took a bottle once or twice. He’s been on a bottle since day 1. Our pediatrician said it’s most likely because he was born 3 weeks early and was too lazy to latch. Bottle-feeding is our new normal and I’m okay with it.
With bottle-feeding comes a few challenges. On a daily basis I’m standing at the sink for 30 minutes washing bottles and nipples and cleaning parts. Once a week I spend more than an hour sanitizing all the bottles in boiling water. Every few hours I’m walking around with a hungry baby while his bottle warms up. It’s all worth it though to see my boy with a big, full milk belly!
One thing I don’t worry about is what bottle to use. We love the Philips Avent Anti-colic bottle with AirFree vent. It’s anti-colic design and easy to clean one-piece vent is what drew me to it. The AirFree vent helps him swallow less air by drawing it away from the nipple, keeping him calm and comfortable during and after feeding. The nipple stays full of milk, not air, during feeding even when bottle is horizontal, so he can drink from an upright position to reduce colic, gas and reflux.
I’m an #AventMom through and through. You can check out all of their great products here. They have everything to make bottle feeding easier; including bottle warmers, sterilizers and starter bottle sets.
Is your little one a bottle baby? Tell me all your tips since I’m still fairly new at it!