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We Finally Found a Nipple (Other than Mine) He Loves

By emily |

Her first time getting to “help” with a bottle feeding.

Paul has strong allegiance when it comes to who he loves best. And frankly, since he’s my 4th and last baby, I’m mostly ok with that. Because he’s a momma’s boy. And yes, I’ll take it with all my heart.

Except when I won’t.

Which is just a couple times a month, when I want (or need to) leave him for a few hours. Take this afternoon for example, I need to go to the dentist to get some work done. Heck yeah I would rather be home with Paul, but it’s not going to happen. And it’s not like a can breastfeed him in the dentist chair, as I’m laying there with my mouth open, getting a cavity filled.

Nope. Life calls, and I need to leave him for a few hours.

In theory, it sounds simple. Pump some milk (I have the best breast pump ever), throw it in a bottle, and let Dad or babysitter feed him while I’m away. EasyPeasy.

Except it’s not easy peasy at all. Paul hates all nipples other than mine. But 2 weeks ago, during a trial by error marathon weekend, we finally found a bottle that Paul will tolerate.

Want to know what bottle was our ONLY winner?

Let’s start with the ones that didn’t work:

We tried BornFree.

We tried Tommee Tippee.

We tried Avent.

We tried NUK.

None of these (I’m sure very lovely) bottles were good enough for Paul.

The only one that work for Paul, other than the “real deal”, is the MAM Anti-Colic bottle. And no, he doesn’t have colic, just a strong nipple preference.

My friend Casey gave me a few of these to try, but I think you can find MAM bottles most anywhere these days. They cost around $15 for a 3 pack, but I would honestly pay so much more for them, considering the freedom they’ve afforded me.

And I must mention, this is NOT a sponsored post. I’m just a new mom, trying to figure out what works, and what doesn’t.

What bottles work for you?

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Emily Elling is a corporate interior designer and freelance writer. She lives in Indianapolis with her husband and four unintentionally hilarious children. Emily also blogs at her personal blog, DesignHER Momma. Read bio and latest posts → Read emily's latest posts →

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