You know what’s crazy… My little guy will be 3 months in a week and a half!! Seriously – where has the time gone?!?
Early last week we visited with our doctor for his 2 month well baby visit. The little guy was weighing in at 10lbs 12oz. I had been anticipating that my doctor would be on my back about inadequate weight gain, but to my surprise she didn’t have any concerns at all. Rather she told me that I was doing a good job! For me this was a bit of a shock… With each of my other children my doctor was never pleased with weight gain. It felt so rewarding to know we are now on the right track, especially with the weight gain issues we dealt with during Oakley’s first few weeks earth side. For once I haven’t been made out to feel like a Mommy failure.
So where are we at now?
Well, I am sure if you have been following along with our journey, you will remember when I shared my story about how Oakley had been taking preference to bottles after I had to breastfeed him around the clock, and then top him up with bottles. It took a lot of patience, some battles and just following Oakley’s cues, but Oakley has slowly regressed to one or two bottles of breast milk at night, and is now breastfeed full-time during the daytime.
The bottle he took to from the get-go was the Philips Avent Natural Baby Bottle. However that being said, he will no longer take a bottle from me and is regaining preference for the breast. I cannot tell you how happy this makes me! He is my last baby, and I really wanted for breastfeeding to work and I am so glad it now is!
That being said had it not, I would have been ok with that too! After all a happy and thriving baby is what’s important, especially if it means Mom’s sanity is kept in check.
During the early baby days I armed myself with various brands of bottles because you just never know what bottle will work best for your baby.
A bottle I never had the chance to try, but I have on hand is that Philips Avent Classic Bottle.
What I love about this bottle is that it is Parent Tested, Parent Approved! Seeing that seal of approval of essential baby products always tell me that if other parents love it, then obviously it must be great. While my little guy didn’t dig this bottle, I know it has done wonders for other parents and their infants,
My son thrives off bottles that have a nipple that resembles that of a breast. The classic bottle doesn’t feature that, but what it does feature is an anti-colic system that has been integrated into the nipple. What this does is allows the valve in the nipple to open to let air into the nipple as opposed to into the little one’s tummy. A study has also shown that the Philips Avent Classic Bottle has been proven to lessen fussing by 28 minutes a day. An interesting finding to say the least.
What has really helped me out is that the Classic Bottle is compatible with the majority of the Philips Avent range. I have been able to use the bottles with my Double Comfort Pump and My Penguin Sippy, so while the classic teats may not be seeing use around our home. At least the Classic bottle is.
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Disclosure: I am a #loveisinthedetails Philips Avent Ambassador. Product and compensation have been provided in exchange for this post. All opinions are those of my own.