The day that I gave birth to my son was the day my life changed in a good way. I am a mother of 5 children that I love and adored very much.
The first couple days were very lovely, and everything was about us and no one else. My son was breastfeeding in the Hospital, and we didn’t have a problem.
We went home a few days later, and with four other children in the house, the noise and distraction were making breastfeeding a bit hard. We didn’t have that “peace-and-quiet time” that we had in the hospital and my baby boy Isaac didn’t want to latch. It got progressively worse, he was very frustrated and weaned himself. I want to give Isaac the best I could in life. I decided to pump exclusively, and the big question happened, “which bottles to use???”
I used several bottles, but they weren’t working for Isaac. Some of the issues were a lot of spit up when burping, and he was very fussy and unease. I used Gerber First Essential Baby Bottles, but when used the bottle warmer, the nipple seemed to have gotten smaller and leaked. My son’s clothes got wet which made him very upset most of the time followed by vomit. So, I said to myself this was not right. Then I tried Avent bottles I could not go wrong because I used them with my other children. I purchased Avent with the slow flow when he was around two months. Although the nipple that came with it was “slow flow,” it was too long and made him gag and choke. I also tried Chicco Natural. With these, my baby was taking a long time to drink 4oz., got very tired and would fall asleep in the middle of the feeding. I purchased the medium flow but didn’t make a difference.
Finally, I came across a YouTube video that talked about a unique feeding system for babies. The presenter highly recommended Bare Air-Free Feeding System. I contacted the company (Bittylab) and my call was answered immediately by an actual person, which was a surprise!, I was expecting a machine with a series of prompts and a long waiting time. Customer Service had eloquently answered all my questions, explained how it works and the benefits it offers for my baby Isaac. I contemplated one last time how my baby was struggling to get the last couple ounces from the Chicco bottle and couldn’t second-guess it anymore. I wanted something that will help my son drink his milk and stop the spit ups. I decided to give it a go and purchased Bare Air-free feeding system.
When I first received them, I had some questions on the assembling and contacted customer service. Again! They answered right the way and willing to help me. They even video chatted with me, and they show me exactly how to put it together correctly. As soon as I fed Isaac with it, he loved it. He was able to drink at his own pace and looked happily satisfied, calmed and comfortable.
There are three features that I love about this system. The first one is that the baby doesn’t receive air in his feeding. Second, the nipple features flow-control and I don’t have to purchase other stages and try to figure out what stage do I need to buy.
Now, I have a calmed and happy baby, so if you ask me if I recommend the Bare feeding system? Yes, I highly recommend it for all babies.
~ By Maria Camacho, mom of five.