BUYER’S GUIDE 12 milk bottles mums like

Here are the best ones in the market.

BUYER’S GUIDE 12 milk bottles mums like

12 milk bottles mums like

One mother actually spent the first seven months of her son’s life scouring the shelves in search of the perfect milk bottle for her baby.

Recalls Constance Tung, 35, mother to Dylan Lee, now 2, “He was fed with expressed breastmilk as he didn’t want to latch on. However, it was a nightmare trying to find a milk bottle and teat he was happy with — I tried many and mixed different brands of bottles and teats together!”

Advises lactation consultant Fonnie Lo, a senior parent craft services manager at Thomson Medical, “To prevent nipple confusion and rejection of breastfeeding, all mothers should breastfeed their baby exclusively for the first month before they introduce bottles.”

Then let your baby decide what bottle he likes, even if that means a few misses before you hit pay dirt.


Dr Brown’s Natural Flow Standard Bottle

Dr Brown’s Natural Flow Standard Bottles

FROM Kiddy Palace, Robinsons, OG, Motherswork, Mums & Babes.
WHAT Teats are made of medical-grade silicone, features a patented internal vent system to reduce problems like colic.
PROS Ergonomically shaped, so easy for baby to hold. Value for money and power-packed with anti-colic features.
CONS Too many parts to wash and assemble.

Munchkin Latch
Munchkin Latch

FROM Kiddy Palace, Motherswork, Robinsons, Cold Storage, Takashimaya, OG.
WHAT The unusual accordion nipple eases baby’s transition from breast to bottle and vice versa. An anti-colic valve ensures no air bubbles travel through the breastmilk.
PROS Leak-proof with easy-to-read measurements and anti-colic features. Chubby bottle that works great for babies with colic and problems latching on.
CONS The huge, flexible teat tends to invert, while the bottle is bulky.

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Mam Anti-Colic Bottle (Best for Reducing Colic)
Mam Anti-Colic Bottle (best for reducing colic)

FROM MyMamBaby, Spring Maternity, Niche Babies.
What The vented base ensures an air-free milk flow. The patented slow-flow teat eases the switch between breast and bottle.
Pros “Self-sterilising” in the microwave for greater convenience — a cinch to sanitise.
Cons Extra parts to wash.

Pigeon Peristaltic Plus Bottle (Mum’s Fave)
Pigeon Peristaltic Plus Bottle (mum’s fave)

From Department stores, supermarkets and baby stores.
What Encourages baby to use a healthy sucking action.
Pros The bottle rings are a cinch to remove with one hand, and the matte texture ensures that the milk does not pool on the surface.
Cons Unappealing colour.

NUK Premium Choice Polypropylene Bottle
NUK Premium Choice Polypropylene Bottle

From John Little, Kiddy Palace, Robinsons, Motherswork, Mums & Babes.
What Besides a super-soft teat, it boasts a new anti-colic system.
Pros No nipple confusion as it offers a great transition between breast and bottle and vice versa. Milk flow is smooth and our tester mums could undo the cap one-handed.
Cons Milk tends to get trapped in the teat, also, it can leak a little.

Mixie Formula-Mixing Baby Bottle (Best Design)
Mixie Formula-Mixing Baby Bottle (best design)

From Kiddy Palace.
What Innovative bottle for formula-fed babies. The patented air-tight design separates the formula from the water until it’s time for baby to feed.
Pros Convenience for busy mums — prepare first, mix when needed. Very handy for outings.
Cons Pricey, and the bottle cap seems rather loose. Also, there are a lot of parts that need assembly.

Playtex Nurser Holder
Playtex Nurser Holder

From Kiddy Palace, Takashimaya.
What Sleek, contoured bottle featuring disposable liners that collapse for an air-free feed to lessen gas, colic and spit-ups.
Pros Light and easy to use, and reduces burping in babies.
Cons Too-wide intervals in the markings mean that you can’t accurately gauge the amount of milk to put in. Also, you have to dump each lining bag after use.

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Medela Calma Breastmilk Bottle (Best for Breastfeeding Mums)
Medela Calma Breastmilk Bottle (best for breastfeeding mums)

From Kiddy Palace, Robinsons, OG, Motherswork, Mums & Babes.
What Designed to ease the transition from breast to bottle and vice versa, the one-sized teat is just like a mother’s breast.
Pros Leak-proof and easy for baby to grip and self-feed. Also, it's beautifully designed.
Cons Pricey.

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature

From Mothercare.
What Unique teat mimics the mother’s breast.
Pros Leak-proof and ergonomic shape is great for small hands, teat offers smooth, fast flow.
Cons Its wide form is not compatible with the regular diaper bag milk bottle holders.

Tollyjoy Standard Neck Feeding Bottle (Best Value)
Tollyjoy Standard Neck Feeding Bottle (best value)

From Department stores, supermarkets and baby stores.
What Lightweight yet sturdy bottle.
Pros Value for money, babies can handle it easily.
Cons Measurements are difficult to read and it may trap some milk.

Innosense Wide Neck PP Bottle
Innosense Wide Neck PP Bottle

From Mothercare.
What The wide neck and off-centre teat offers a relaxed feeding angle, while the bottle features non-drip feeding and helps reduce wind.
Pros Teat ensures that the flow of milk is directed downwards at all times. Easy to wash and the grooves help baby to grip it.
Cons Bottle size does not encourage baby to feed independently plus it may not fit your diaper bag's dimensions.

Comotomo Natural Feel Baby Bottle
Comotomo Natural Feel Baby Bottle

From Kiddy Palace, Motherswork, Mothercare.
What Squeezable silicone body has an anti-colic system, while the wide-neck design enables easy, brush-free cleaning. The soft silicone teat is ideal for breastfed babies.
Pros Leak-proof and mimics the breast, overall easy to use.
Cons Takes longer to warm up because it's made of thick silicone.

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