I want to just say as I start this post, I am a huge advocate for breastfeeding. I have breastfed all 4 of my children and my youngest at 23 months is still going strong with no signs of self-weaning anytime soon. I am totally okay with this as they are only little once and there is no reason I can’t continue to breastfeed little man while pregnant and even when the new baby comes. Tandem breastfeeding is not a new thing and I think it is something I could totally do if Oliver doesn’t wean before then. Anyway, that all being said, I also was able to give my first three children a bottle. They got breastmilk in the bottle until they were about 14 months and then they took regular milk but the thing here is they took a bottle. My youngest, my wonderful happy son Oliver, whom I love dearly, refuses a bottle. NOT A SINGLE BOTTLE ON THE MARKET! Until now. I am going to introduce you to the Minbie bottle, who knew I had to look for a product from another country!
I took a trip to the Babytime Show in Toronto, with all the kids I currently have, you would think I have been to this particular event before but this was my first time. It really is an amazing event with lots of great brands and products all in one place. If you are a new or expecting parent, you should definitely check it out. I actually learned quite a few things that I didn’t already know and saw some really great products that weren’t available or around when I had my first. One of the products that I learned about was the Minbie baby bottle, but it’s not the bottle that makes all the difference it’s the nipples. Honestly, I am game for pretty much trying any new bottle with the hope that he may actually drink from one. And to my surprise and absolute happy dance worthy delight, he took this one. I mean he actually drank a bottle of milk, well only about 4 oz, but he drank. I swear I died and went to heaven! I am sure it has to do with the odd shaped nipple but it seems that is what he loves about it.
I know, I am shocked too, an actual bottle for sale on the market, that my son will drink from. I am truly sure it is the design of the nipple that has made the difference as there is not another single bottle nipple on the market anywhere close to this one. At first glance it seems oddly shaped and off-centre but this design works for him.
Our research has found that generic and orthodontic bottle-teats can
quickly teach newborns a different latch and feeding-action to the
newborn’s natural instinctive breastfeeding technique. This may be
sufficient for bottle feeding, but it can cause feeding confusion and
problems such as a ‘weak latch’ and ‘lazy feeding’ when the baby is
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.
Every feed counts …
Use Minbie as the first and only bottle teat for your baby
to help maintain and strengthen your baby’s instinctive
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You can read even more information about it here Minbie.
And because I was so happy I took lots of pictures!
I figure it has to be the design of the nipple that he likes as it is literally the only one that he will drink from at all. If you look at the following picture I can totally see why he likes this bottle.
I can’t say enough about this design and this nipple. It has literally taken me his entire lifetime (minus a few weeks) to find a bottle that he would take and not because I want him to stop breastfeeding but just so that I can go out for more than an hour and know that he can still have milk when he is with his daddy or even a babysitter. I have missed out on quite a few functions, including a wedding for a close friend because we couldn’t get him to take a bottle but now that has all changed and this will be my saving grace and maybe just maybe I can get away for a night with my husband, just the two of us. Don’t forget you can also order them online at Minbie. Also you can visit them on Facebook and Twitter!