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Why Dr. Brown's Baby Bottles Are Perfect for Happy Feedings

by Vannessa Rhoades 03 Sep 2023
Why Dr. Brown's Baby Bottles Are Perfect for Happy Feedings

If you’re a new parent (or a soon-to-be parent), you’re probably starting to take a look at all the feeding options available for your infant. Some of the best-selling bottles in America are Dr. Brown’s. Their innovative patented two-piece vent system prioritizes your baby's comfort by creating a positive-pressure flow for vacuum-free feeding that’s similar to breastfeeding. Let’s take a closer look at how these bottles work and feedback from parents who use them.

Dr Brown's Natural Flow Newborn Gift Set

Dr Brown's Natural Flow Newborn Gift Set

How Dr Brown’s Bottle Work

During a feeding, air is channeled from the nipple collar through the vent system to the back of the bottle. Air never mixes with breast milk or formula so oxidation is prevented, thereby maintaining essential vitamins such as C, A, and E. The vent system eliminates air bubbles in the formula or milk, which helps to reduce feeding problems like colic, spit-up, burping, and gas.

Why Dr. Brown's Baby Bottles Are Perfect for Happy Feedings

Dr Brown's Natural Flow vs Options

Dr. Brown’s bottles are available in two varieties: Natural Flow and Options. Options (green) is like the original Natural Flow (blue) but with the added “option” to use the bottle with or without the internal vent system. Though Dr. Brown’s still advises consumers to use the vent, they report that some caregivers prefer to remove it later after their little one has adapted well to bottle feeding.

Dr. Brown's Options+ Wide-Neck Bottle, Single

Dr. Brown's Options+ Wide-Neck Bottle, Single

What Parents Are Saying About Dr Brown’s Natural Flow, Options

Dr. Brown’s is a hands-down favorite among many caregivers. Many parents report trying other fancier-looking bottles guaranteed to minimize gas or colic symptoms, only to go right back to their Dr. Brown’s. All-around feedback is outstanding.

“Our son was having some gas issues and these bottles were recommended to us as something that may help. I read reviews before ordering and noticed quite a few that mentioned leaking issues. I was a bit hesitant but desperate, so I ordered anyways. We encountered leaking issues a few times, but it was because we put the bottles together incorrectly. After taking them apart and fixing the issues, it was all smooth sailing. Our son did seem to feel better after we started using these bottles, I’m sure it was a combination of tricks that made it work, but I’m happy we tried them, even if there are a lot of parts to wash. Pro tip: once your baby outgrows the colicky/gassy phase, you can still use these bottles and remove the green parts inside, which saves time washing everything.”

“Number one bottle brand to date! These bottles were a lifesaver for my chunky baby, who drank nonstop and so fast! These bottles helped him slow down his eating and regulate his consumption. He went from scarfing milk down and becoming super gassy, to taking his time eating! These bottles prevent gas bubbles and help reduce gassy tummies and acid reflux. The nipples on these bottles are the perfect size and thickness. They are such a close replica of a real nipple, which made substituting and transitioning to a bottle flawless! The nipples are soft enough to drink from but sturdy enough to prevent leakage while drinking! (Breast milk moms understand how sacred every drop of milk is!) I use to cry over spilled breast milk or watching half a bottle leak all over my son! I worked too hard for that milk! Dr. Brown’s bottles were such a game-changer! The only downside to these bottles is how many pieces you have to clean, but you are cleaning the pieces that make this bottle perfect! So it’s worth it! I use to boil my bottle and pieces to clean and that worked extremely well! These bottles really hold up, compared to other brands that would become disfigured after boiling to sterilize. I will only use this brand for bottle feeding! They work the best and last forever!”

“Our family tried several bottles to see which one my little one liked and this was one of the good ones. I tried Nanobebe at first because my baby was breastfeeding, and it was easy to go back n forth between the two. Then we exclusively pumped/bottle-fed and we had to find a good bottle for his gas. He experienced a lot of gas and I felt horrible about it and tried to find a good bottle. I knew about the Dr. Browns bottles but tried to avoid it because of how many parts there are to wash. But it's soo worth it because once we made the change, my little one cried a lot less. They have different bottles and my favorite one was the free one I got from my registry. It's 5 ounces but sometimes that's all my baby wants.”

What to Be Aware Of

While Dr. Brown's bottles offer outstanding performance, it's worth mentioning that the vent system requires an extra step during assembly. It may take a bit more time to clean and assemble compared to some other bottles on the market. However, the benefits in terms of reducing feeding issues and promoting a calm and comfortable feeding experience for your baby far outweigh the minor inconvenience of the extra step.

Why Dr. Brown's Baby Bottles Are Perfect for Happy Feedings

The Verdict

We highly recommend Dr. Brown's baby bottles to any parent in search of a reliable and high-quality feeding solution. Their innovative vent system, excellent build quality, ease of use, and versatile options make them a standout choice. With Dr. Brown's bottles, you can provide your baby with happy and healthy feedings, while enjoying peace of mind knowing that you've chosen a trusted brand.

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