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Buy the bigger bottled but don't bother with other bottles - just buy Dr Browns
on 19 October 2013
Firstly I would say to buy the larger bottles as you only need the small bottles for such a short time. I tried so many different bottles (Avent, Tommee Tippee, Medela and Boots to name a few) until I was recommended Dr Browns by a friend. I wish I had just tried them fro m the start.
My daughter had bad wind and with other bottles you could see the air bubbles in the milk so I knew after the feed that she would be in pain. With its unique system Dr Browns stops this and after the FIRST use my daughter had dramatically improved and was not in pain after feeding. I was amazed!
Yes the parts can be fiddly to clean but you get used to it and it is worth it. I was able to use a Tommee Tippee electric steriliser for sterilising (you just need to stack the tubes inside the bottle and the teat pieces on top of each other and then it all fits).
Yes they can be leaky but I got round this by buying the screw on lids and putting those on to shake the bottle and also not over filling it.
One downside is the numbers on the side are very hard to read. I found the USA Dr Browns bottles (different packaging for the USA market) were better as they had dark blue markings that were easier to read.