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Best Baby Bottle

Deciding whether to feed your baby breast milk or formula is sometimes a difficult choice, but finding the perfect bottle for your little one doesn’t have to be. Most moms agree that the best bottles are comfortable to hold, easy to clean, and leak-free, and our lists highlight some of the top performers. Whether you are a breastfeeding mom looking to occasionally supplement or the parent of an exclusively formula-fed infant, we’ve compiled the following lists to help you choose the best bottle for you and your baby.

Medela Calma Breastmilk Feeding Bottle

Whether you’re breastfeeding baby and supplementing with a bottle or exclusively bottle feeding, you and baby will love the Medela Calma bottle. This selection was designed specifically to be a natural alternative to breastfeeding and developed with the help of breastfeeding experts at Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group at the University of Western Australia. The Medela Calma allows newborns to suck, swallow and breathe like they do while feeding on the breast so they’ll remain calm while feeding, while taking in less air so they experience less gas and discomfort. The nipples on this bottle are close to that of a mothers for a natural transition from breast to bottle and back again. And because there are minimal components (bottle, nipple, and nipple attaching piece), setting up and cleaning this bottle is a breeze.

Philips AVENT Natural Feeding Bottle

The unique petal design on the nipple of the Philips Avent Natural Baby Bottles will ensure your newborn will have an easier time latching on as the nipple is similar to the shape and feel of the mother. Not only does this allow for baby to have greater success and comfort eating from a bottle, but it also gives your newborn to switch from bottle to breast with ease. Additionally, the nipple won’t collapse which is a problem many bottles have so your little one will enjoy a comfortable, uninterrupted feeding. The innovative twin valve also reduces colic by minimizing the amount of air your little one will take in while drinking. Minimal components and the wide bottle necks make this bottle extremely easy to assemble and clean.

Summer Infant Born Free Breeze Baby Bottle

Summer Infant Born Free Breeze Baby Bottle

There are only two parts to the Summer Infant Born Free Breeze glass bottle which makes this the bottle extremely easy to assemble and to clean. The bottle features the ActiveFlow vent allows baby to take control of the amount of fluid they take in and while reducing the amount of air intake. The nipple is designed to be just like the real thing which is not only comfortable and natural for a newborn, but it also makes it easy for baby to feed from bottle to breast. This bottle is manufactured with BPA-free, ThermaSafe glass that can safely and conveniently go from the freezer to boiling water.

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Bottle

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Bottle

Bottle feeding and breast feeding your newborn will be a natural transition when you use the Tommee Tippie Closer to Nature Baby Bottle. The nipple is uniquely designed to feel like mom, which makes latching to the bottle easier while making it easier for baby to go back and forth between the bottle and breast. The natural flex, stretch and movement of the nipple is like mom, too, which makes feeding more natural and more comfortable. The super-sensitive Easi-Vent valve allows your baby to use her intuitive feeding action and reduces the amount of air that she will take in, reducing colic. With just three components and a wide mouth, cleaning and assembling this bottle is easy.

MAM Anti-Colic Bottle

This bottle features a patented silk-teat slow-flow nipple which makes this bottle feel just like mom. A ventilation system on the base allows milk or formula to smoothly flow from the bottle to the nipple, reducing the amount of air swallowed and minimizing the chance of developing colic. This bottle features wide openings and only has five components which makes it easy to assemble and clean. You’ll also love that this bottle can be sterilized in the microwave in just three minutes. This bottle also features cute, baby-friendly graphics.

Comotomo Natural Feel Baby Bottle

The natural shape of the nipple and the mound shape of the body make the Comotomo Bottle ideal for breastfed babies. In fact, these bottles mimic the breast closer than any other bottle on the market. The patented design makes it easy for babies to switch from breast to bottle thus avoiding any confusion. Both the nipple and the body are made of 100 percent medical-grade silicone making them both safe and hygienic. Thanks to the dual anti-colic vents, your baby can avoid taking in air which will reduce gas and the development of colic. An ultra-wide neck means cleaning this bottle by hand is a cinch and it’s also dishwasher, sterilizer, and microwave safe, adding to its convenience. Additionally, the bottle has a minimum number of components so it’s easy to assemble and clean.

Lansinoh mOmma Feeding Bottle

Backed by more than 50 years of research, the Lanisinoh mOmma Bottle with NaturalWave Nipple is designed to encourage the use of the wavelike sucking action babies learn from the breast. Clinically proven to minimize nipple confusion. BPA and BPS free, this bottle can be used to conveniently store breastmilk either in the refrigerator or the freezer. This bottle is also compatible with both the Lansinoh Signature Pro and Manual Breast Pump. There’s also the Air Ventilation System (AVS) which limits the amount of air baby takes in thereby reducing gas and spit up. These bottles have only a few components and the opening is wide, making assembly and cleaning very easy for parents.

Munchkin Latch BPA-Free 4 Ounce Bottle

Your little one will achieve the perfect latch with the Munchkin Latch Bottle which makes going from breast to bottle an easier experience. The reason is because of the accordion-style nipple which stretches back to the soft palate just like mom’s nipple does, allowing baby to form an easy and proper latch. Your little one will be able to easily control the flow of the milk by applying pressure to the base of the nipple, just like with mom. And because baby will have a better latch on this bottle, less air will be ingested; less air means less gas and therefor a happier baby. Plus, there’s an anti-colic valve at the bottom of the bottle which lets milk flow through the nipple without allowing air bubbles to travel through. Cleaning and assembling this bottle is a cinch as well thanks to the wide opening and a minimal number of bottle components.

Mimijumi Baby Bottle

This bottle is so close to the breast that the nipple actually resembles the look of mom’s breast. The dome-shaped top of the Mimijumi Baby Bottle makes latching and drinking from this bottle so similar to drinking from the breast. The integrated venting system in the nipple and the design of the nipple also minimizes colic, as less air can be ingested while baby is drinking. The skid-free base and screw on nipple means you don’t even have to put baby down to get a bottle ready. The nipple is also BPA latex free and is made from medical/food grade silicone.

Medela Calma Breastmilk Feeding Bottle

Whether you’re breastfeeding baby and supplementing with a bottle or exclusively bottle feeding, you and baby will love the Medela Calma bottle. This selection was designed specifically to be a natural alternative to breastfeeding and developed with the help of breastfeeding experts at Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group at the University of Western Australia. The Medela Calma allows newborns to suck, swallow and breathe like they do while feeding on the breast so they’ll remain calm while feeding, while taking in less air so they experience less gas and discomfort. The nipples on this bottle are close to that of a mothers for a natural transition from breast to bottle and back again. And because there are minimal components (bottle, nipple, and nipple attaching piece), setting up and cleaning this bottle is a breeze.

Dr. Brown's BPA Free Polypropylene Natural Flow Wide Neck Bottle

The ergonomic design of the Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Wide-Neck Bottles make them easy to fill and easy for baby to hold. They feature a unique vent system that Dr. Brown’s bottle are famous for which remove air from the milk or formula. These bottles create a positive pressure flow allowing for vacuum-free feeding and reduces the development of gas, spit up and colic. Additionally, the vacuum-free feeding prevents fluid from building up in the ear, thus reducing ear pain and the potential for ear infections. Made of BPA, PVC, and phthalate-free silicone, these bottles are available in both four and eight ounce sizes.

NUK Baby Bottle with Perfect Fit Nipple

The nipples on the NUK Perfect Fit bottles are designed to mimic the shape of a mother’s nursing nipple, which creates the Perfect Fit in baby’s mouth. Featuring a one piece Anti-Colic Air System located right in the nipple, these bottles reduce colic, gas and spit up, as they prevent baby from ingesting extra air. This not only helps to combat feeding problems, but makes cleaning and assembling these bottles a cinch. These bottles are BPA-free and safe for your dishwasher, microwave and bottle warmer. The bottles are available in five and ten ounce sizes, two nipple sizes, and there’s three flow rates as well. You’ll also love that they come in some pretty cute designs and colors.

Philips AVENT Natural Feeding Bottle

The unique petal design on the nipple of the Philips Avent Natural Baby Bottles will ensure your newborn will have an easier time latching on as the nipple is similar to the shape and feel of the mother. Not only does this allow for baby to have greater success and comfort eating from a bottle, but it also gives your newborn to switch from bottle to breast with ease. Additionally, the nipple won’t collapse which is a problem many bottles have so your little one will enjoy a comfortable, uninterrupted feeding. The innovative twin valve also reduces colic by minimizing the amount of air your little one will take in while drinking. Minimal components and the wide bottle necks make this bottle extremely easy to assemble and clean.

Medela Calma Breastmilk Feeding Bottle

Whether you’re breastfeeding baby and supplementing with a bottle or exclusively bottle feeding, you and baby will love the Medela Calma bottle. This selection was designed specifically to be a natural alternative to breastfeeding and developed with the help of breastfeeding experts at Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group at the University of Western Australia. The Medela Calma allows newborns to suck, swallow and breathe like they do while feeding on the breast so they’ll remain calm while feeding, while taking in less air so they experience less gas and discomfort. The nipples on this bottle are close to that of a mothers for a natural transition from breast to bottle and back again. And because there are minimal components (bottle, nipple, and nipple attaching piece), setting up and cleaning this bottle is a breeze.

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Bottle

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Bottle

Bottle feeding and breast feeding your newborn will be a natural transition when you use the Tommee Tippie Closer to Nature Baby Bottle. The nipple is uniquely designed to feel like mom, which makes latching to the bottle easier while making it easier for baby to go back and forth between the bottle and breast. The natural flex, stretch and movement of the nipple is like mom, too, which makes feeding more natural and more comfortable. The super-sensitive Easi-Vent valve allows your baby to use her intuitive feeding action and reduces the amount of air that she will take in, reducing colic. With just three components and a wide mouth, cleaning and assembling this bottle is easy.

Bridget Galbreath
As a mother to two young and very spunky boys, I have first-hand experience with virtually every baby and young child product on the market. From strollers to carriers, I can tell you everything you need to know about the best quality and the best priced baby products.
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