A few months ago I was sharing my latching issues with my tongue tied baby. It was a struggle trying to breastfeed him in the beginning, and our doctor suggested I simply pump and give him a bottle instead. I wasn’t willing to give up that easy, but as my sore nipples needed a break from his imperfect latch, I needed to find a solution to successfully feed him. At first I tried giving him expressed breast milk in our bottles that were meant to simulate breastfeeding. He had such a hard time wrapping his tight tongue around them, and we soon found out he was lip tied as well. Snipping his ties was on the agenda, but with many opinionated doctors, we took our time.
In the mean time, I learned that tongue and lip tied babies typically have issues with bottles that simulate the breast. Smaller nipples work best for them, but this all depends on your baby. I had the opportunity to work with Chicco and try out their NaturalFit bottles. I wasn’t expecting a miracle, but I was willing to try anything at this point. The NaturalFit gift set came with various sized bottles, nipples, and pacifiers. We tried out the newborn nipple, which is a tilted nipple. You can imagine my excitement when my little guy latched on- a perfect, full-flanged lip. A closed suctioned mouth. The very thing I took for granted with my older babies, something so simple- a bottle that baby can latch onto!
Here’s some info on the gift set:
All NaturalFit nipples are made of extra-soft silicone. The nipple’s shape and texture is designed for easy transition between breast and bottle.
STAGE ONE – NEWBORN FLOW
- Unique angled nipple with wider, rounded base aids newborn latch and encourages proper neck positioning
- Angle stays full of milk, reducing air ingestion
- Twin anti-colic valves help prevent air ingestion, gas and spit-up
- Available as 5 oz (newborn flow) and 8 oz (medium flow) bottles
STAGE TWO – ADJUSTABLE FLOW (SLOW, MEDIUM OR FAST) – 8 OZ
- Angled nipple is replaced with a straight nipple and rounded base to adapt to growing baby’s advancing feeding skills
- At 4m+ babies have better head and neck control and colic symptoms tend to subside
- Adjustable flow nipple allows you to adjust flow rate for baby’s growing appetite
STAGE THREE – FAST FLOW – 11 OZ
- Designed to accommodate older babies’ increased suction strength
- Smaller and less rounded base for tighter lip support
- Elongated nipple encourages correct swallowing as baby’s sucking pattern becomes more efficient
- Available as 11 oz bottle with fast flow nipple. Y-Cut nipples are sold separately
- Babies”R”Us, buybuy BABY and ChiccoShop.com
Chicco is now offering a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee for all NaturalFit® bottles. Those who purchase NaturalFit® bottles have the opportunity to return the bottles for a full refund plus the cost of shipping (up to $6.99) if they are not satisfied with the purchase. For additional details about the satisfaction guarantee visit ChiccoShop.com.
This was just my experience, and your’s will differ, but to celebrate this mini-milestone, I have teamed up with Chicco to bring you a giveaway of a their NaturalFit Giftset! Just fill out the form below, Good Luck!