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The Best Way to Combine Breast and Bottle Feeding

Having a newborn baby is full of many exciting and frustrating times. Unfortunately, newborns don’t come with an owner’s manual (oh how I wish they did); and a lot of first-time parenting involves trial and error as you get to know your baby. Although nursing comes easily to some, it takes most babies quite a while to figure things out. Whether you choose to breastfeed, bottle feed, or combine the two, I’m all about what’s doing best for mom, baby, and your current situation.

I received samples and compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. 

The Best Way to Combine Breast and Bottle Feeding

breast and bottle

There is no doubt that breast milk is extremely beneficial for newborn babies and recommended by pediatricians. However, I also know that a lot women have a difficult time breastfeeding, can’t produce milk, or can’t breastfeed due to certain circumstances. For personal reasons, I chose to combine breast and bottle feeding with both of my babies.


For the first five months of both of my children’s lives, I alternated between breast and bottle every few feedings. A lot of women asked me how in the world I was able to give my babies a bottle and still have them latch while nursing. The answer: it’s all about choosing the perfect bottle!

chicco bottle

When choosing a bottle for your baby, you need to make sure that it mimics breastfeeding in feel, form, and function. Thankfully, Chicco NaturalFit® Bottles are designed to provide an easy transition from breast to bottle. Intended for the perfect latch, these bottles are designed with an angled nipple with a rounded base; not only does it mimic a breast, but it helps create the perfect feeding position for both mom and baby. Supporting baby’s natural feeding motion, Chicco NaturalFit® Bottles are also equipped with extra soft nipples and active flexors.

Best of all, these bottles also help relieve colic and gas with their dual valve design. Created with the perfect fit and flow, these bottles are available in 3 difference sizes to grow with your baby. Transitioning between breast and bottle feeding has never been easier thanks to Chicco NaturalFit® Bottles. You can find Chicco NaturalFit® Bottles ($8.99) at Toys “R” Us, buybuyBaby,and

Stacey Roberson

Wednesday 11th of May 2016

I love that the Chicco NaturalFit Bottles are designed to provide an easy transition from breast to bottle and help relieve colic and gas.

Richard Hicks

Tuesday 10th of May 2016

This would make a nice baby shower gift!

Em Mahr

Wednesday 4th of May 2016

I love the idea of the angled nipple - makes perfect sense! Can't wait to try this bottle with my little one on the way!

Michele P

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016

what a nice prize pack-I've got a friend who is having a baby shower soon and this is definitely a great gift for a new mother. When my children were younger I couldn't breastfeed even though I wanted to try because of certain meds I was taking would be passed on in the breastmilk...

Stacey B

Monday 2nd of May 2016

I love the Chicco Fit bottles!

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