Best Bottles for Breastfed Babies: Our Top 5

The top 5 favorite baby bottles as voted on by our working mom collective.

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Choosing all of the supplies you need for your baby can feel incredibly overwhelming.  You need to pick out a crib, glider, diaper pail, diaper bag, bottles, pacifiers, baby monitor, and more!  All of the decisions can lead to analysis paralysis—especially if this is your first time diving in the world of babies.  Since we know how overwhelming it can be and because we have fed many babies over the years, let us help you choose the best bottles for a breastfed babies.

Snapshot (read below for the reasons we love these bottles):

Overall Favorite: Comotomo

Favorite Glass Bottle: Philips Avent Natural Glass Baby Bottle

Best Bottle for Gas and Colic: Dr. Brown’s Options+ Slow Flow Bottle for Breastfed Baby

Best Budget Bottle: Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature

Best Bottle for Picky Babies: MAM Baby Bottle for Breastfed Babies

Most Recommended by Lactation Consultants: Lansinoh mOmma Bottles with NaturalWave Nipple

Our top 5 picks for the best bottle for breastfed babies have undergone rigorous use and testing.  The five bottles we chose are the ones that were repeatedly selected by our working moms as their (and baby’s) favorite bottle.  There were a few factors our moms looked for when determining which bottles were best for breastfed babies:

  1. Bottles and nipples that emulate a breast.  Although no silicone, glass or latex bottle or nipple will replace a mother’s breast, choosing a bottle and nipple that mimics mom is important when bottle feeding a breastfed baby.  A bottle and nipple that closely resemble a breast will help your baby become accustomed to a bottle, while also prevent baby from developing a bottle preference (since the bottle and breast should be quite similar).
  2. Non-leaking anti-colic features that prevent excess air-intake and reduce colic.  Since babies are more prone to gulping down extra air when drinking breast milk from a bottle compared to the breast, choosing a bottle with vents or vacuum free feeding is essential.  This will stop baby from developing gas pains in their tummies.  Also, no one needs or wants a leaky bottle.
  3. Easy to clean.  This is obviously for the sole benefit of mom, but having an easy to clean bottle will cut down on the time you spend washing bottles.  You will go through anywhere from 3-8 bottles in a day.  Having bottles that are easy to clean will make life with an infant a little smoother.

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The Overall Favorite of the Best Bottles for Breastfed Babies

Comtomo

Why we love it:

  • Soft, skin-like silicone feel similar to a mother’s breast
  • Nipples are designed with a natural shape and wide mound similar to a mother’s nipple
  • Dual anti-colic vents allow circulation and consistent milk flow and prevents gas or colic
  • Wide mouth and few pieces make it the easiest bottle to clean

What our moms say…

“I LOVE Comotomo bottles!  They are silicone and more round in shape than other bottles.  I think the way the shape and softness resembles a boob made my little man happy.  He can hold them himself, and he even holds it in a similar way to how he nurses.  They are the best!” – Jessica S.

Comotomo bottles were recommended to me when I was pregnant.  I absolutely love them!  I have had zero problems with them.  I ended up being a crazy person and bought seven of them–small and large size.  They are so easy to clean and the best part is they feel just like a boob so there is no bottle confusion!” – Tara A.

“We tried so many bottles and Comotomo is the only bottle my girl would take.  It’s worth every penny.  It’s so easy to clean and is the most breast-like bottle on the market.  My baby had no problem transitioning back and forth from the breast to the bottle.  My only regret is wasting money on cheaper bottles first.  Don’t do that!  Save your money and just buy Comotomo!!” – Megan J.

Best Glass Bottles for Breastfed Babies

Philips Avent Natural Glass Baby Bottle

Why we love it:

  • Wide breast-shaped silicone nipple makes it easy to switch between bottle and breast
  • Made of boroscilicate glass which is heat resistant
  • Ergonomic shape makes it easy to hold for caregiver and baby
  • Airflex valve is designed to reduce colic and discomfort by venting air away from baby’s tummy
  • Spiral design of the nipple allows it to be flexible as baby feeds

What our moms say…

“Call me old school, but I wanted a glass bottle for my baby.  I wanted a bottle that was free of contaminants, held a stable temperature, and environmentally friendly.  Philips Avent glass bottles were recommended to me and I’m so thankful they were!  My baby loves it and so do I.  It’s a good feeling knowing the breast milk I work so hard to pump doesn’t have to touch plastic.  Also unrelated, the bottles are so pretty!” – Emily D.

“I researched the best bottles for breastfed babies extensively when I was pregnant. I decided to go with glass bottles, and Philips Avent bottles worked perfectly for my son. I’m actually now using them for my daughter.  They only got bottles at daycare, but these were perfect.  They were easy to clean and both of my kids took them without any fuss.  Definitely recommend!” – Julie E.

Best Bottle for Gas and Colic

Dr. Brown’s Options+ Slow Flow Bottle for Breastfed Baby

Why we love it:

  • Patented internal vent system helps reduce gas, spit up, and colic
  • Vacuum free feeding mimics breastfeeding and helps digestion
  • Routes air so that it does not come in contact with breast milk, thus reducing oxidation and preserving the vitamins and nutrients in milk
  • Babies require less burping after using these bottles compared to others
  • Nipples have a slow controlled flow similar to breastfeeding

What our moms say…

“My baby had serious reflux issues, including projectile vomiting at times.  It was a nightmare, but as soon as we switched to Dr. Brown’s bottles it got so much better.  My baby loves his bottle and I love that he seems happier and healthier! Dr. Brown’s are definitely the best bottles for breastfed babies that have tummy issues!” – Katherine A.

“I tried several different bottles, but Dr. Brown’s bottles were the winner for my baby girl.  They have more parts than other bottles, but I like how the vent system reduces the amount of air my baby takes in when feeding.  I also use the preemie nipples for a really slow flow similar to breastfeeding.  I plan on only using Dr. Brown’s for my next baby.” – Heather N.

Best Budget Bottles for Breastfed Babies

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Bottle

Why we love it:

  • 4 BPA-free bottles for ~$20
  • Breast shaped nipple allows the bottle to flex and encourages a strong latch
  • Easy to switch between bottle and breast
  • Anti-colic valve helps reduce excessive air flow and tummy distress
  • Unique design allows “easy hold” which can be held in 3 ways—all allowing baby to feed in a natural position

What our moms say…

“I tried every bottle on the market, but my baby boy ended up preferring Tommee Tippee bottles.  He really likes to hold the bottle himself, which he can do thanks to the design of these bottles.  He switches between nursing and taking bottles with no issue.  They are also easy to clean and I’ve never had any issues with leaking like I did with some other bottles.” – Rachel R.

“Both of my daughters loved Tommee Tippee bottles!  We never had any issues with them. I tried a few other bottles for my first, but she took to Tommee Tippee the best.  I didn’t even try other bottles with my second.  I also used Tommee Tippee sippy cups.  The whole line is great and easy on the wallet! TT bottles are definitely the best bottles for breastfed babies!” – Chloe G.

Best Bottle for Picky Babies

MAM Baby Bottles for Breastfed Babies

Why we love it:

  • For babies that absolutely refused other bottles, our moms said that MAM worked for them
  • Soft, symmetrical nipple that feels like a breast and fits perfectly into baby’s mouth
  • Base ventilation system delivers a smooth milk flow and reduces unwarranted air intake
  • Large and small bottle parts are interchangeable which is more cost effective if/when baby needs bigger bottles

What our moms say…

MAM bottles final worked for my 3.5 month old.  We tried several other bottles first.  Everyone assured me he wouldn’t starve, but my stubborn boy would not give in after 3 hard weeks.  He didn’t gain any weight during that time!  Finally my mom (i.e. babysitter) offered a MAM bottle and he drank it all!  I think it’s because he is already used to MAM pacifiers.  I cried happy tears after crying lots of stressed out tears!” – Lauren M.

“We had a rough go at first with bottles.  I tried every bottle on the market, but my baby hated all of them.  I finally tried MAM bottles at the recommendation of several friends who had been in a similar situation. The little stinker took it with no problem!  I plan on using MAM bottles from the beginning with my next baby boy.” – Amber L.

Most Recommended Bottle by Lactation Consultants

Lansinoh mOmma Bottles with NaturalWave Nipple

Why we love it:

  • It is the #1 most recommended bottle by lactation consultants among our working moms
  • Silicone nipple is soft and flexible which allows for optimal compression by baby
  • Clinically proven to reduce nipple confusion which allows for easy transition between breast and bottle
  • Ventilation system reduces air intake and aids in preventing colic and spit up
  • BPA-free

“I see a doctor who specializes in breastfeeding, and she recommended Lansinoh mOmma bottles as the best bottles for breastfed babies.  They help baby latch properly and enable baby to switch back and forth from the breast to the bottle with ease.  My baby had no issues with these bottles.  Highly recommend!” – Sara D.

“I had never heard of Lansinoh mOmma bottles before, but my lactation consultant recommended them to me.  I’m so thankful she did because my baby took it with no problem.  She easily switches between the breast and bottle with it, and it’s easy to clean.  It also helped with colic issues we were having.  I tell all of my new mom friends about this bottle.  I wish more people knew about it!” – Lisa C.

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