While I have breastfed all my three of my babies, bottles have always been part of our lives. For my first two, bottles were used daily by our daycare provider and when we needed a quick and easier feeding solution. Now that my third baby Wesley is staying home with me, I have to say I’m excited about not having to use bottles as often or constantly pump! While they are a great opportunity for me to have a break and others to get some of their own bonding time, it is exciting I’m not going to be apart from my baby during the week!
With that came a potential for issues with Wesley taking a bottle. With me around so much, would he be willing to accept something other than my breast? I am happy to say, absolutely! I’ve tried to make educated choices about the right bottles for breastfed babies so it isn’t a hard transition between bottle and breast. One of the two brands in my arsenal is Born Free!
I received the Born Free Classic Bottle Gift Set which includes everything I could really need to bottle feed my baby and keep those bottles clean, regardless of whether I am breastfeeding or formula feeding. I love bottle sets which don’t distinguish between the two!
- 3 – 5 oz Classic Bottles
- 3 – 9 oz Classic Bottles
- 3 – Level 3 Silicone Nipples
- 1 – Formula Dispenser
- 1 – Twister Bottle Brush Set
By letting baby control the flow of milk, Born Free bottles closely mimic a mother’s natural milk flow, which reduces nipple confusion and helps support moms to reach their breastfeeding goal. Our ActiveFlow™ Venting Technology reduces gas pain, fussiness, and other colic symptoms babies sometimes experience with bottle feeding – giving you one less thing to worry about.
This awesome venting technology fits easily and securely on the top of the bottle. The only downside is that it is an extra piece to wash but avoidin gas and a fussy baby is worth it, is it not? The bottle is very easy to clean and is ergonomic.
One of my very favorite features is that these bottle are leak proof! My breast milk is very precious and I have been known to cry when I’ve spilled some in the past. (Don’t judge – it was a rough day.)
My Born Free 5oz bottle was perfect for Wesley’s 4 month doctor checkup. I try as often as I can avoid having to take a bottle but I knew my time would be limited in the office and the appointment hit right at his feeding time. My little guy may look calm now but he had no idea what was in store for him. It was great to have a bottle there that I could feed him before his shots so he was very calm when the nurses came in. It also came in handy to calm him down afterward as I cuddled him close. (Feeling a little guilty as always!) He has had no problems adjusting between his bottle and me which is one less thing to stress about!
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Disclosure: I received a sample for the purpose of this review, however no monetary compensation has been received. All thoughts remain 100% my own.