I was recently ( okay, not so recently,2 months ago ) sent a newborn gift set of Dr.Browns Bottles to review when brennan was born...Well i have a stubborn baby who does not like taking bottles at all..So,I brought in my alternate baby- BAILEY!
First, a tidbit of info from the Dr.Browns site to explain just how the vent system they've created works
"Our Dr. Brown’s bottle features a patented two-piece internal vent system that works unlike any other bottle design. The vent system fully vents our bottle for vacuum-free feeding, which we call positive-pressure flow, similar to breastfeeding. As the baby feeds, air is channeled from the nipple collar through the vent system, bypassing the breastmilk or formula, to the back of the bottle. Air never mixes with the breastmilk or formula which minimizes oxidation and helps maintain essential nutrients like vitamins C, A and E.
Babies feed more comfortably because the vent system allows them to nurse without fighting the negative effects of a vacuum or the discomfort of ingesting air bubbles. This helps to reduce feeding problems like colic, spit-up, burping, and gas. The breastmilk or formula flows freely, without nipple collapse. "
No better way to explain it than through the words of Dr.Brown's -
Now, I was not a huge fan when i first saw them because really, who wants to /who has the time to take a part a bottle, clean it out, and then put it back together to feed a baby? Well, Little did i know ,they send you little vent brushes so its alot faster and easier for you to clean... it takes me a total of 3 minutes to scrub the whole set of bottles and get them ready to wash-
When i first pulled out a Dr.Browns bottle Bailey was more interested in the blue thing inside the bottle( the vent ) than actually drinking it...but she quickly learned that it was for eating as well as playing ( who says you can't play with a baby bottle..lol)
She can drink while moving around ( she never sits down lol!) but doesn't get all those icky air bubbles in her belly.Trust me, with bailey..thats a good thing.If you all remember- She has a gallstone, as well as sludge in her gall bladder ,and she had Necrotizing enterocolitis in her tummy when she was a week old, which made her tummy veryy sensitive* she was on 58$ formula for the LONGEST time* so anything i can do to prevent a stomach ache, i will do.
My favorite thing about these bottles is THEY DONT LEAK! I have seen numerous bottles with vents that will leak, these don't!! They are really awesome..
I recommend these for ANY moms, but most importantly moms to preemies as well as moms to babys with stomach issues(such as reflux,which bailey and brennan both have!)
Dr. Brown's is willing to give one lucky reader on my blog a bottle set as well..
To enter you must " LIKE " Dr.Browns on Facebook, and then leave me a comment back here saying you did so , as well as include your email address so i can easily contact you to get your address.THIS is mandatory,no other entry will count unless this is done.
for an extra entry please write a status on facebook and tag my self and dr browns in it.then come back and tell me you did ( All entrys must be seperate and at least ONE of your comments must include your email address)
example"Life as a Preemie's mom & Dr.Browns Have teamed up to give one reader a set of bottles.Head on over to lifeasapreemiesmom.blogspot.com to enter"
Entrys are open from now until august 1st. winner will be chosen by random.org at 13pmEST and announced here on the blog and on my fan page.