Getting a primarily breastfed baby to take a bottle can be a frustrating experience, but reviewers say Comotomo Natural Feel bottles (Est. $23 for two 5 oz. bottles) may do the trick, and at a slightly more reasonable price point than other breast-mimicking bottles on the market. The rounded silicone bottle can be squeezed to simulate the "let-down" of a mother's milk, and the long, oversized nipple helps encourage latching on. The bottles also score high for ease of use: The simple three-part design has no small crevices that would make washing a chore, and the bottle is easy to hold for both parents and babies. But some complain that the slightly sticky exterior can attract lint and hair, and the measurements can be hard to read.
The Playtex Nurser with Drop-Ins Liners (*Est. $12 for three 8 oz. nursers) is a favorite of bottle- and breastfeeding parents alike because of its convenient design. A disposable, sterilized liner holds formula or breast milk, cutting down on the need to wash multiple bottles. This may be particularly convenient for daycare or frequent travel. The liner has also made Playtex Nursers a favorite for breastfed babies because it collapses much like a breast as a baby sucks, preventing excess air intake. The system is very convenient for moms who use breast pumps, because it allows them to streamline the process by pumping directly into the liners with an adapter or compatible Playtex pump. However, there are some big cons here: Buying disposable liners will boost your bottom line over time (Est. $8.50 for 100 liners), and they aren't the most environmentally friendly option because of the extra waste.
The First Years Breastflow Bottle (*Est. $13 for three 9 oz. bottles) is one of the less expensive options marketed for breastfed babies. Its double nipple design is said to encourage babies to work just as hard to drink from the bottle as they would from the breast, making them worth a try for parents who fear their babies may develop a preference for the bottle. Experts say the bottles are sturdy and easy to fill. However, reviewers say the double nipple system can make the bottle more of a pain to clean and assemble than other options, and many parents report leaks.