This post is sponsored by Munchkin, and I am so excited to share my opinions on this revolutionary bottle with you!
When deciding what type of bottle to use with your baby, it is always a tough decision. There are so many factors to consider, and if you breastfeed, it’s even more difficult because the baby is so used to the breast. When I heard that Munchkin came out with a new LATCH bottle, I was intrigued to learn more about it.
First off, it is so hard to find a bottle that replicates the breast (while breastfeeding) - the Munchkin LATCH bottle was specifically designed to help you reach breastfeeding goals. Proper latch is achieved when mom’s nipple reaches all the way back to baby’s soft palate. While other bottles may look like the breast, the one-of-a-kind LATCH accordion nipple moves, stretches, and functions like the breast, helping baby latch easily and correctly. This eases baby’s transition from breast to bottle and back.
You can see how Everett has such a wide latch on the nipple, and his mouth is nice and wide.
See that blue piece on the bottom of the bottle? It’s an anti-colic valve! It allows for breast milk to flow while ensuring air bubbles don’t travel through, reducing gas and fussiness. The LATCH bottle offers a simple way to reduce colic without the extra pieces and parts. The accordion-style LATCH nipple flexes as baby moves her head, allowing her to maintain her latch while decreasing ingestion of air.These are huge points for us, because Everett had terrible terrible gas pains from a lot of other bottles. We had to be very careful when selecting a bottle, and the LATCH system really works in reducing gas and fussiness.
With only a few parts, the Munchkin LATCH bottle is super easy to clean. I also don’t have to worry about throwing it in the dishwasher, because it’s BPA free. You can also find these bottles at Target, which is a regular stop for us! Readers can enjoy free shipping at Munchkin.com using the code LOVELATCH, which will expire 12/31/14 (one per Customer; U.S. residents only).
Finding Munchkin LATCH has been a lifesaver for my sanity! Not only did Everett have terrible terrible gas, but he also had a hard time latching with other bottles, making it so I had to do every feeding, even at night, even though my husband wanted to help. Once we were able to get these, the transition was so easy and I could finally get more than a couple hours of sleep at a time! Have you experienced a hard time with feeding? Did your baby take a bottle easily?
Want to learn more about the Munchkin LATCH? Visit their website for all the details. They are also having a #LoveLatch Twitter Party on Wednesday, November 12 at 8:00 am – 9:00 am PST / 11:00 am – Noon EST. I would love to see you there!
This Express Yourself post is brought to you by Munchkin LATCH as part of the #LoveLatch campaign.