Today marks a huge milestone, I have exclusively breastfed for the first time for six weeks and I couldn’t be more proud of myself. It’s been a rollercoaster the past few weeks. I’ve endured cracked nipples, a milk bleb, pressure from family to give her formula when I struggled in the early days and an unbelievable oversupply. But I overcame it all and we are both thriving. It’s been an amazing journey so far.

Due to my oversupply, I had to pump. Some nights by boobs were so engorged I was convinced they were going to explode. I hand expressed for a few days before getting myself a manual pump. The relief was unreal and a lovely little supply built up in the fridge and freezer.

I have a few friends that have successfully given breast in a bottle and I have some who that have struggled to get baby to take a bottle at all, having been so used to the boob. With this in mind, I was very picky and choosey about what bottles I was going to use. I had been contacted through the blog to review three different types of bottles during my pregnancy, I turned down the first two without hesitation. Then a week before Kenzie arrived Chicco got in touch about these newly launched NaturalFeeling bottles.

chicco naturalfeeling review breast in a bottle

Afer a little google I fell in love with the design and accepted the opportunity to review. The NaturalFeeling teat is shaped to ensure the same suction movements involved in breastfeeding, the bottle encourages the correct neck positioning with angled teat and they have twin anti-colic valves that help prevent air ingestion, gas, and reflux. They sounded perfect.

chicco naturalfeeling bottle teat

When it came to giving Kenzie her first Chicco NaturalFeeling bottle I was very nervous. I don’t know if this happens others but I had thoughts she would take the bottle and wouldn’t want the boob again. I had visions of expressing while eating breakfast, dinner, and tea. Thankfully that didn’t happen. There was not a bother to her, she took to the bottle perfectly. Joe, Kayla, and Frankie all got to bond over a bottle and I got some well-earned rest or played with Kadie.

chicco naturalfeeling review breast in a bottle

The Chicco NaturalFeeling bottles come in three colours – white, pink and blue. They have a soft wide base and the angled teat always stay full of milk, reducing air intake. And they fit in my six-year-old microwavable Advent sterilizer too.

Kenzie gets a bottle of expressed milk every second day or so and we’ve never had any issues going back and forth from bottle to boob. It may or may not be the cleverly designed NaturalFeeling angled teat. We’ll never really know. What I do know is that we’ve had a very positive breastfeeding and bottle feeding experience and without a doubt, these bottles helped us on our journey.

Now for my next milestone.

Chicco NaturalFeeling bottles launched in the UK and Ireland in June and are available exclusively to Boots. If you want to know more about Chicco NaturalFeeling Bottles check out their website.

We received a selection of the new Chicco NaturalFeeling bottles for the purpose of an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own, as always.

28 Comments on Breast in a Bottle | Chicco NaturalFeeling Review

  1. I breastfed for the first 6 weeks and then switched to both breastfeeding and bottle. I hear you when you say all the cons but the pros really outweigh them don’t they? The first few weeks were really hard. I had to hear the “would you not just give her a bottle” daily esp from mother in law who delighted in shouting everytime she moved in her arms “Don’t look for anything off me now” followed by a cackle. Well done to you x

    • They really do!! The comments are so frustrating especially if your struggling. How annoying, thankfully my mother in law is my number one supporter, she is the only person in our circle who has breastfed. She’s been brilliant. And thank you 🙂

  2. Yeah that’s brilliant you should be super proud of yourself. It’s not easy at the start but once you get over the hump it’s like a walk in the park Chloè went to a beaker we bypassed bottles so I now have about 10 brand new bottles taking up space Our current bf issue is teeth . Well done Kellie your doing great

    • Thanks Sinead! I’m still getting my one-year-old to take a beaker. She just likes to throw it about the place. I’m sure you’ll find someone who’ll get some use from them, maybe try the mama’s freecycle group on Facebook? That was a worry of mine, the whole teething but some breastfeeding mama’s have thankfully reassured me. Hope it goes well 🙂

  3. We are reviewing these bottles too and even though I love the design etc, BB won’t take ANY bottle! I’ve tried them all! I think I left it too late as I didn’t give him one until 8 weeks. X

    • Awh, that’s a shame Alex, it must be luck of the draw. Some take bottles, some point blank refuse. He may still take one down the line xx

    • These ones are for newborns, they have different sizes for baby as they grow. Although they down have the angled teeth.

  4. These sound brilliant. I only managed to breastfeed my daughter for 3 weeks due to mastitis and cracked nipples but now that I’m pregnant with my second I’m really in two minds about what to do. These sound like the perfect solution though as I will start by breastfeeding but will probably have to move on to a bottle if it’s anything like last time!x

    • Give it a shot. Week three was one of the hardest weeks for me too, I expressed until my breasts healed, it was really tough, worth it now, though 🙂

    • Thank you Emma,
      I got to sneak off with the girlos for some afternoon tea yesterday. T’was a nice break hehe

  5. Congratulations on the breastfeeding milestone, I think it’s such a fab thing to do for your baby. These bottles look great and can really help Daddy’s and other members of the family bond with the new baby too.

    • Ah yes, daddy and the older two babogs gets to have a little bond over a bottle which is lovely and thank you 🙂

  6. These bottles look pretty good. I also found it a real relief when I was expressing. It’s also nice to build up a bit of stock in the freezer 🙂

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