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As I was pregnant, everyone said how the bond between a mother and her son is unlike the mother/daughter connection and I truly can already feel it. Liam tends to be attached to me all day long. One day, I had to write a blog post facing him so he could see my eyes…it’s like he needs me to stare at him all day. The next moment, he wants to be carried, but facing out. So demanding for such a little person!
We realized quickly that he had some problems with colic. At a couple days old, he would spit up and scream from pain of reflux. Immediately, we switched to different bottles and I altered my diet for nursing. Unfortunately, I’ve come to find most of the newer designs of bottles are SO hard to clean. Many of them have at least 4 parts and tiny nooks to try to scrub around. Um, nope.
Philips has a new bottle that debuted in January. From first use we were in LOVE. Liam is so proud of being able to sit up now that he wants to drink his bottle facing out. Yes, it kind of kills me that he doesn’t like to be rocked and snuggled as much. The new bottle is easy to use from all angles, even sitting and it is a breeze to clean. He can easily hold on to the wide-mouth bottle too.
How does it work? The Philips Avent Anti-colic bottle with AirFree vent (say that 5 times fast!)bottle has design which your baby swallows less air as they drink. The nipple stays full of formula or breastmilk, not air, which causes the painful gas and reflux. I adore the simple shape and it truly can be assembled quickly…no searching around for a million little pieces. Since we have other Philips Avent bottles, the parts interchange easily.
Aside from the bottles, we help Liam’s reflux by using a gentle formula. It seems to help with fussiness and gas. As he moves forward with food, I’ll try to avoid gassier options to start with like broccoli.