I had been so dead set against giving my baby a bottle as I had heard that introducing it too early can disrupt the breastfeeding relationship. Well imagine my surprise when at 2 months old I tried to give her one and she plain out right refused it. I tried different brands, different sizes, different teats, different times of the day. I tried everything and the only place that I got was a cupboard full of different bottles.
Then I stumbled across the Mimijumi Very Hungry Bottle and was immediately intrigued. This was a bottle that so very closely resembled a breast and it claimed that it was designed to improve the transition from breast to bottle feeding. I had to give it a try.
I’m not going to lie. When I first put the Mimijumi bottle into my baby’s mouth the look on her face was pricesless. It was somewhere between amused and confused. She wanted to hold it and put her mouth around the teat but wasn’t sure how to “latch on”. We struggled for a little while and she began to get a little frustrated so I gave her a quick breastfeed and decided to try again.
This time I put the bottle in her mouth and she immediately began sucking and was getting milk. She didn’t cry, she didn’t squirm or fuss. She drunk away happily until the whole bottle was gone.
The next day I decided to try again and asked my husband if he would like to feed her. He was a bit skeptical as he had tried before with other bottles and had no luck. Well she began sucking straight away and for the first time in 6 months, in her whole entire short life, he was able to feed her. It was such a precious moment.
The bottles are available in 2 different sizes 120mL and 240mL. There are 3 teat flow rates available. My baby is 6 months old and we used the flow rate 1.
The nipple replicates the look and feel of mums breast which allows for a natural latch and helps baby to control the flow rate. This eases the transition from breast to bottle. It has a stable no-skid bottom and an ergonomic angle for comfortable feeding. A good bottle must be easy to clean and this one has a wide neck, is dishwasher and steriliser safe. Hands down very happy with this purchase and would recommend it to any mum wanting to combine breast and bottle feeding.
Very Hungry Bottle – RRP $29.99
5 OUT OF 5 STARS FROM UNIQUE MUM
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