As you all know, I mainly breastfeed, but at night when supply is low I have to supplement with formula in order to satisfy her. We were exclusively using the munchkin latch bottle since birth, but as she got older, she wasn’t really liking it anymore. The only reason we used it was because it was the only bottle that made her open wide enough to get a good latch which overall helped us be successful with breastfeeding. Lactation consultants will tell you not to give a bottle cause it will cause nipple confusion and blah blah blah, but honestly, we had no such issues since she favored the breast overall. Once she reached 3 months, we decided to try out the Minbie bottle. I was hesitant to try it because of it’s weird looking design but we had already established breastfeeding well so I wasn’t too worried on trying it out. Once we used it, she ended up liking it more than the munchkin latch, probably because it mimics the breastfeeding technique.
Using a bottle also gives time for baby and daddy to bond too. (and of course gives mom a little break)
I do remember at first when we tried using it, no milk would come out and I was thinking to myself that this thing must be plugged… but nope, you really need to use the same breastfeeding technique with this bottle that eventually my little babe got down. I even tried to suck it myself and nothing would come out, but once I used my tongue underneath the teat and put it towards the roof of my mouth, it started to expel which is how babies suck on the nipple.
If your newborn has become used to other bottle-teats, he or she may have difficulty feeding from a Minbie teat. This may be an indication that your baby’s instinctive feeding technique has been damaged.
What’s Minbie Made of & Do They Work With Other Bottles?:
Minbie is made from the highest quality German sourced soft silicone, certified biocompatible.
Minbie is compatible with a number of standard wide-neck baby bottles (49.5 – 50.5mm Outer Diameter). However, due to the constant arrival of new designs on the market, they cannot guarantee fit with other brands. They therefore recommend the use of their own 120ml glass bottle or 180ml bpa-free bottle.
This bottle does need to be held upright like the instruction booklet shows, otherwise it will leak from the vent area. I know my little one is starting to become hands on and will try to move the bottle all around so if you notice wetness on the bib/clothes after drinking, you’ll know why.
I’d love it if the glass version came in a bigger size, but know that that would possibly hinder my little one from ever being able to hold it correctly since glass is obviously heavier.
Overall, I have no complaints and we’ll use this bottle for however long she’ll allow us to.
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