Medela Breast Milk Bottle – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • MedelaPrice: Approx. $5.66 ea.
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥♥ (4/5)
  • Pros:
    • Fits with Medela pumps
    • Easy to assemble & clean
    • Bottle is easy for older baby to hold
  • Cons:
    • Plastic gets cloudy over time
    • Nipple rings may break
    • Nipples may get clogged with formula

Most Helpful Reviews on Medela Breast Milk Bottle

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 2/2/2011 – I bought these because I needed to be able to pump more than 12 oz at a time at work. It is a little harder to read the numbers because they are molded plastic rather than contrasting paint, but this isn’t a problem for me. The bottles still fit (with a little wrangling) in the bag that came with the Freestyle pump…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 9/23/2012 – … Great bottles. My daughter is still using them and the breast pump on her second baby. The bottle nipples are the only thing that do not survive a complete set of teeth!!! (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – 11/11/2012 – I’ve been using the medela bottles and slow flow nipples for 4 months. The bottles are convenient, they go straight from pump to feeding, and the measurement marks on the side make them easy to use for formula as well…. There are only two downsides I’ve seen thus far, and neither is serious…. (read more and buy it at BuyBuyBaby.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 1/23/2011 – I’m a working, breastfeeding mom of a 4 lb preemie baby and really like these bottles. I was concerned about nipple confusion, but that has not been a problem what so ever. She has been switching between breast and these bottle nipples since birth. I pump at work, and I like that I can pump right into the bottles…. (read more and buy it at Target.com)
  • 1.0 out of 5 stars(1/5) – 6/29/2011 – I’ve had these for ten months and been very happy with them until recently. I had four wide based nipples/rings and within two weeks, all four of the rings cracked…. (read more and buy it at Target.com)
  • 1.0 out of 5 stars(1/5) – 4/30/2011 – …  Nipple gets squished in LO’s mouth I always have to pull bottle/nipple out of mouth to get air to recirculate through the bottle, which only takes 2 sec, but gets annoying every few minutes. I practically have to do this 3-4 times during a feeding. Bc of it, it also leaks. PROS: not many parts to clean, so easy…. (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)

Gear in Action

  • See a video review here.

What the Makers Say

  • Medela breastmilk bottles are made from safe, BPA-free polypropylene designed to retain breastmilk’s beneficial properties.
  • Medela’s Commitment to Breastfeeding and Breastmilk:
    Medela is committed to supporting the WHO Code’s call for commitment to breastfeeding and breastmilk as the optimal nutrition for the growth, development and health of babies.  In line with the AAP Guidelines on introducing bottle feeding, Medela recommends that breastfeeding be well established before introducing a nipple…. (read more at MedelaBreastfeedingUS.com)

Any Safety Recalls :( ?

  • Not that we’ve heard.  For the most up-to-date information, search the Consumer Products Safety Division’s website here.

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