Two Breastflow bottle, cap, and nipple sets are included with the pump. The Breastflow nipple is designed to allow baby to bottle feed much like he nurses, allowing him to pause and control the amount of milk he receives. In theory, this allows baby to transition between breastfeeding and bottle feeding more easily than with a traditional nipple. I love the idea of this and I wish my five-month-old babies would use it. To be fair, I’ve given up on getting them to take any bottle lately (they prefer straight from the tap!).
When I was looking into getting baby bottles for my breast-fed son I wanted one that was designed to mimic breastfeeding with a vacuum-suction so he wouldn’t get used to the faster flow of a traditional bottle and a natural nipple shape to avoid . I found the Breastflow bottles by The First Years and they seemed to be exactly what I was looking for.
You can pump directly into the Breastflow bottle and then transfer your milk to a storage bag, or you can simply screw on the storage cap or nipple. The bottle system, including the nipple, is BPA-free. I have always preferred using glass bottles, both for pumping into and for feeding purposes. Unfortunately, the Breastflow line does not currently offer any glass bottle options. This is really not such a big deal, as you can easily transfer the pumped milk to another bottle system, but I try not to put plastic into the dishwasher, which means that I have to wash these by hand. Competitor pumps such as Medela are compatible with glass bottles, so hopefully The First Years will follow suit and add a glass bottle to their line in the near future.
To Buy… The Breastflow Memory Pump may help you streamline your pumping routine and allow you to see patterns in your most (and least) productive pumping sessions. The double pumping attachment is a unique way to multitask, and the motor’s small size and battery make it highly portable. It also comes with the Breastflow bottles that would be pricey to buy separately.
|Breastflow Bottle 5oz|
|Breastflow Bottle 9oz|
|Breastflow Disposable Bottle 4oz. 1pk|