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EWILLIAMS1000 Posts: 217
10/21/12 12:09 A

I breastfed all 7 of my kids for a full year some of them at the same time. No ear infections in our house. Whenever I did need to use a bottle, it was the playtex drop ins with laytex nipples. I never had any trouble getting any of them to go back and forth between breast and bottle with these. I found the angled bottles awkward as the baby had to lay a very specific way to eat, and I had squirmy babies.

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 17,642
10/4/12 1:23 P

There is not scientific correlation between bottle type and ear infections.
Sounds like coincidence to me.

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10/4/12 1:19 P

we breast fed in the morning and nights and bottles during the day and they were regular doctor brown bottles and we never had an issue with either girls getting many ear infections, though we also side slept both girls so that might have helped with some of it and we useto take them in the shower with us once they could hold their head up - they loved the steam. My youngest gets wax buildup and we find warm water and these special ear tip plastic things really help get it all out and catch things before the infection starts.

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10/2/12 4:52 P

I used the regular old bottles with my oldest daughter and she had several ear infections, spit up more and such. I switched to the playtex ones with the bags for the other two. Fewer ear infections, less spit up. And using the concentrate formula (couldn't breast feed) also cut down on the spit up....less foaming.

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10/2/12 10:17 A

lol, fitmommy, that's exactly what I thought.

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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FITMOMMY18 Posts: 384
10/2/12 9:48 A

Or breast feed. Neither of my kids had ear infections either. :)

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
9/24/12 11:25 P

new moms buy the bottles that angle, we used this on our son and he never ever had an ear infection!!!!! I swear by this and have told new parents this and have told parents that had babies before that had kids with constant ear infections and the next baby had none!

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