Friday, April 27, 2012

Lansinoh mOmma Bottle Review

Babycakes turned 8 months last week, and I can hardly believe it.  Time has literally flown by, and I can't imagine that it's been that long since we brought him home from the hospital.

At 8 months, we are still going strong with breastfeeding.  The only problem?  I went back to work (very) part-time and Babycakes has yet to take to bottles.  Meaning that one day a week, he eats next to nothing for 8 hours, then gorges himself when I get home.

I was excited to hear about the new Lansinoh mOmma Bottle with NaturalWaveT Peristaltic Nipple. The innovative features of the new bottle include:
  • A wide, rounded nipple base which encourages a wider latch-on, similar to how babies latch naturally, and therefore promotes oral, facial, and jaw development. 
  • Is made of super-soft and flexible 100 percent silicone that is lined internally with specially designed grooves that are made to optimally compress and control milk flow. 
  • Has a hassle-free design with minimal parts that saves mom time. 
  • Is available in slow, medium, and fast flow to meet baby's changing needs. 
  • Features an AVST Air Ventilation System that reduces the intake of gas, a potential cause of colic or spit up. 
  • Is BPA-free.

The first thing I noticed about the Lansinoh mOmma Bottle was the overall design.  It's shaped more like a breast than any other bottle we've encountered.  And we've tried more than our fair share over the last few months.  The soft, pliable nipple is also more "life-like" than other bottles.

While many slow-flow bottles have still proven to be too fast for our little guy, he didn't struggle at all with the Lansinoh mOmma Bottle with NaturalWaveT Peristaltic Nipple

From the company, to initiate the first step of breastfeeding, a baby attaches by extending her lips outward to form suction on her mother’s areola. From this position, the baby uses a wave-like tongue motion called peristaltic movement to remove milk from the nipple. To swallow, the back of the baby’s tongue rises to transfer milk down to the esophagus. The NaturalWave Peristaltic Nipple, designed to encourage this same process, helps babies shift seamlessly from the breast to the bottle and back by maintaining familiarity with natural breastfeeding patterns.

While I can't say Babycakes took right to the bottle, I can say we had more success with the Lansinoh mOmma Bottle than with others we've tried.  At this point, I was happy when I came home last week to hear he had drank an ounce and a half from the bottle.  In past weeks, he had drank nothing, or had to be spoon fed pumped milk.

While I think Babycakes will still prefer his milk "straight from the tap," as my hubby says, the Lansinoh mOmma Bottle has become our go-to bottle when momma is away from home.

Buy It:  The Lansinoh mOmma Bottle with NaturalWaveT Peristaltic Nipple is available at Walmart, Target, Amazon,, and for around $10

A sample was provided for review.  All opinions are our own.

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