October 29, 2014

Munchkin LATCH Bottle

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored. All opinions are my own.

I am exclusively breastfeeding Adalyn but one time per day, she receives a bottle of pumped milk. My husband feeds her this bottle anywhere from 10:30 PM-midnight depending on when she wakes up. This is a nice bonding time for them and also lets me get some rest and take a little break. 

We have not tried out different bottles yet besides the ones that came with my pump but I was recently sent one that we tried out called the Munchkin LATCH bottle. 

The Munchkin LATCH bottle was designed to help breastfeeding moms. A proper latch is when the nipple reaches all the way back to the baby's soft palate. This bottle has a special nipple that moves, stretches and functions like the breast having baby latch on correctly. It helps baby transition from breast to bottle and back. This is awesome since a big concern with bottle feeding is "nipple confusion".

The bottle was developed by lactation consultants to match mother's flow. When baby presses up against the nipple base, more breast milk is released. There are three different flow nipples including stage 1, 2 and 3. Adalyn would be on stage 1 right now and as she grows, we may move up sizes. The bottle is BPA free.
The LATCH bottle can help to reduce colic because when the baby moves their head, they can maintain the latch without taking in air. There is also an anti-colic valve at the bottom when does not let air travel through which can help to reduce gas and fussiness.

Adalyn likes taking a bottle so far and does not seem to have a problem switching back and forth from breast to bottle. The only thing is that the milk must be warmed up. Troy says she will not take it if it is not warm. We enjoyed trying this bottle and liked that it was similar to breastfeeding and helped with a good latch.

Also, by using the code LOVELATCH, you can receive free shipping at Munchkin.com (expires 12/31/14, one per customer, US only). The LATCH bottle is available at Target.

Munchkin is having a Twitter party on November 12th from 8-9 AM PST/11-noon EST. Follow along with the hashtag #LoveLatch. They will be sharing information on how the LATCH bottle makes the nursing/feeding transition easy.

This Express Yourself post is brought to you by Munchkin LATCH as part of the #LoveLatch campaign.

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