Baby Ro has been exclusively breastfed since I brought him home from the hospital but recently his demands of higher consumption has left me “attached” a little too often. I don’t think a date night with the Hubs once in a blue moon is a lot to ask and of course his big little sister loves the idea of helping with baby whether he’s willing or not. Recently I was asked to be a Philips AVENT Mom I jumped at the chance to explore the natural feeding focus of the AVENT Natural Essentials set. This set is everything a new mom or transitioning to bottle mom, like myself, will need to feed and sterilize and achieve a closest to a natural feed.
I have been trying to transition Baby Ro from exclusively breastfed to an occasional bottle and my little stinker refuses to take it, even with my liquid gold. I have tried every bottle in the closest to natural category but he refused; I think Drama King sums it up nicely. At 20 lbs this moose wants to nurse all night long and I am not having it. Mama needs a break from the night time wakings; a bottle from daddy wouldn’t be so bad once in awhile either. Approaching the 6 months mark today, I had recently started him on a little rice pablum every night and now mornings to help hold his appetite longer. Having warmed breastmilk for his pablum, I decided to try the new Philips AVENT Natural Essentials bottles; shaped and intended to simulate the natural breast I had high expectations, despite other disappointing attempts. And then it happened. Baby Ro took a bottle, the Philips AVENT Natural Essentials bottle! I didn’t want to move, in case he realized he was being tricked but he just looked at me like it was no big deal, 4 ounces gone, just like that. This is a BIG deal. Are you kidding me, I thought. After I watched his sucking motions I noticed that he had a good latch and was achieving the long draws very similar to the breast. Upon examination I noticed the nipple to be soft and shaped to move like the breast and vented to prevent collapsing which is key to continuous suckling.
The Philips AVENT Natural Essentials Set comes with 4 bottles, 2 small and 2 large, a set of 2 pacifiers made from hospital grade silicone for your infants safety and to promote healthy gum and tooth development, a bottle sterilizer and a bottle scrub brush. This set can be found at Babies R’ Us and other participating retailers.
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