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Gallery: Products for going from breast to bottle

Are you starting to introduce bottle feeds? Check out these great products that will help the journey - tested by M&B mum Suzanne Pritikin, 38, from Cambridge, mum to Jasper, four, and Samantha, 20 weeks. Suzanne said: ‘I’m trying to transition to mixed feeding of breast and bottled milk. My son Jasper took to bottles quickly but Samantha is less keen.’
Milkysnugz Bottle Holder Expand Image Milkysnugz Bottle Holder

Milkysnugz Bottle Holder, £19.95, milkysnugz.co.uk

'For babies anxious about bottles, this soft-toy holder could be comforting. You can add your scent to it for when others do feeds. Samantha likes it as a toy, but she's no more willing to take a bottle with it.'
Medela Calma Breastmilk Bottle Expand Image Medela Calma Breastmilk Bottle

Medela Calma Breastmilk Bottle, £15.99, mothercare.com

'This has a valve that releases milk only when the baby sucks, mimicking the control she has with the breast. Samantha likes it and doesn't cry if there's a sudden flood of milk. It's taken her a while to get used to though.'
Munchkin Formula Dispenser Expand Image Munchkin Formula Dispenser

Munchkin Formula Dispenser, £2.99, kiddicare.com

'This really helped me master formula feeding on the go. It holds three feeds and seems pretty indestructible – as tested by my four-year-old, Jasper. I did need to check that the top was clipped on correctly or the formula flowed between the sections.'
Philips Avent 3-in-1 Steriliser Expand Image Philips Avent 3-in-1 Steriliser

Philips Avent 3-in-1 Steriliser, £60, philips.co.uk

'Does a great job of sterilising and doesn't take up much space for the amount it holds. It fits up to six bottles but if, like me, you only need to sterilise one or two bottles, you can adjust the size. It maintains a sterile environment for a long period too.'
Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine Expand Image Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine

Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine, £119.99, toysrus.co.uk

'I'm used to having breastmilk on tap at the right temperature. This machine makes a bottle at the correct temperature in two minutes! It makes a shrill beep at the end, though – jarring for a sleepy baby.'
Vital Baby Nurture Breast-Like Feeding Bottle Expand Image Vital Baby Nurture Breast-Like Feeding Bottle

Vital Baby Nurture Breast-Like Feeding Bottle, £4.49, vitalbaby.co.uk

'This aims to mimic breastfeeding with a flexible nipple and wide base. I found it hard to put the teat on correctly and the base of it blocked Samantha's nose when she tried to drink. A good idea, but not the right shape for her.'
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