My bottle journey starts off with my eldest Mia. With her it was easy, like clock-work. I expressed for her nightly bottle up until she was 6 months-old and then she went onto formula. I’ve always used the Closer to Nature bottles and progressed from the slow through to medium then fast flow teats, she never had any issues and by 12 months old moved onto the transition bottles/cups.
In comparison my 7-month-old boy Luca’s bottle journey has been an experience to say the least.
When he was born, I tried to do the same thing as with Mia, expressing for a nightly bottle but he couldn’t grasp the idea of the bottle, so I gave up after 2 weeks and exclusively breast fed.
At around 8 weeks he was still a very hungry baby, so I decided to bring out the bottles again and give him a formula bottle to go to bed every night. This gave me a break from constant feeding plus, he’d slept slightly longer before his next breastfeed. The only problem I had was he would fall asleep constantly during bottle feeding with a slow flow teat, so I tried the medium, but this ended up being too fast for him. He started refusing the bottle and not drinking anything.