Supplementing with Bare

Latching on Bare

Latching on the Perfe-latch® nipple

It may take several tries before your baby gets accustomed to Perfe-latch® nipple, especially if your baby already uses other bottles. Remember no two babies are alike, therefore what worked for one may not work for another. Learning your baby’s way of feeding is the best way to solve his individual feeding issues. Try the following:

  • After expelling air, leave nipple wet with milk so s/he can taste the milk drop
  • Hold the bottle steady, as baby needs to create suction on the nipple
  • Gently open baby’s mouth by pulling down bottom lip with nipple, then feed
  • if your baby still can’t latch, start with our new Easy-latch® nipple first for a few days. This will train baby to learn (or relearn) to suck in order to feed. After a few days, introduce Perfe-latch®
  • See more tips and a video here “tips to introduce a bottle to an exclusively breastfed baby

Reflux and Gassy Babies

If you have a baby with a sensitive stomach, or is gassy, or fussy when feeding or has been diagnosed with acid reflux/GERD, we recommend the following:

  • Make sure air is expelled from Bare®
  • Sit your baby up right
  • Position Bare® in a way that is comfortable for baby
  • Do not overfeed baby
  • After feeding, keep baby up right for a few minutes
  • While in the same upright position, burp baby by gently patting baby on the back
Upright feeding prevents gas

Self-feeding with Bare

Self-feed

Bare’s ergonomic design, which fits your baby’s little hands, in combination with the ability to feed in any position, results in the best recipe for successful self-feeding.

  • Give baby the Bare® air-free bottle and place nipple in his/her mouth
  • Do not leave baby alone with any feeding device
  • Do not let baby play with bottle parts
  • Never push Air-plug® while baby is feeding
  • See more tips to get rid of GER and Gas symptoms

Feeding Formula

If you use formula, it is recommended that you swirl to mix, instead of shaking. Some formulas can create bubbles if shaken. However, if you end up with bubbles inside the Bare® bottle, let it rest until the bubbles disappear before expelling the air with the Air-plug®. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions.

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