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Breast Pump Baby Bottle Compatibility

breast pump baby bottle compatibility

Pump directly into your baby bottles. Our breast pump baby bottle chart will show you how. 

Wondering which breast pumps will work with which baby bottles?

 

Use our handy chart to learn which brands are compatible. We have included popular pump brands like Medela, Spectra and Ameda. Baby Bottle brands include Comotomo, Munchkin and Born Free. 

 

Also, use this chart, if you want to use glass or silicone baby bottles with your breast pump instead of the plastic bottles provided by breast pump manufacturers.

 

NOTE: Some bottles will only work with a specific pump/bottle adapter and are noted below (with affiliate links to purchase the adapters).

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Medela Breast Pumps Yes Yes, with Born Free Adaptor Yes Yes No Yes, with Avent Adapter Yes, with Munchkin Adapter Yes, with THIS Papablic Adapter Yes Yes, with Tommee Tippee Adaptor Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter ? Lansinoh Storage Bags with this Adapter No No Yes, with Joovy Boob Adapter Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter
Spectra Breast Pumps Yes, with Spectra Adapter No Yes, with Spectra Adapter Yes, with Spectra Adapter No Yes No Yes, with THIS Adaper Yes, with THIS Adapter Yes, read THIS to learn how. Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter Yes No No ? No Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter
Phillips Avent Breast Pumps No No No No No Yes No Yes with THIS adapter No No Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter No No No No No Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter
The First Years Pumps No No No No No No No No No ? No No No Yes, no adapter needed Yes No ?
Evenflo Breast Pumps Yes Yes, with Born Free Adapter Yes Yes No Yes, with Avent Adapter Yes, with Munchkin Adapter No Yes Yes, with Tommee Tippee Adaptor Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter ? Lansinoh Storage Bags with this Adapter No No Yes, with Joovy Boob Adapter Yes, with Kiinde Pump Kit
Nuk Breast Pumps No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No ?
Hygeia Breast Pumps Yes, with Hygeia Narrow Mouth Adaptor No Yes, with Hygeia Narrow Mouth Adaptor Yes, with Hygeia Narrow Mouth Adaptor No No No No Yes, with Hygeia Narrow Mouth Adaptor No Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter No No ? No No Yes, with Kiinde Adaptor & Hygeia Adaptor
Ameda Breast Pumps Yes Yes, with Born Free Adapter Yes Yes No Yes, with Avent Adapter Yes, with Munchkin Adapter Yes, with THIS Papablic Adapter Yes Yes, with Tommee Tippee Adaptor Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter ? Lansinoh Storage Bags with this Adapter No No Yes, with Joovy Boob Adapter Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter

Ardo Breast Pumps

Yes Yes, with Born Free Adapter Yes Yes No Yes, with Avent Adapterr Yes, with Munchkin Adapter No Yes ? Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter No No No No Yes, with Joovy Boob Adapter Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter
Freemie Breast Pumps No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups
Gland Breast Pumps Yes Yes, with Born Free Adaptor Yes Yes No Yes, with Avent Adapter Yes, with Munchkin Adapter No Yes Yes, with Tommee Tippee Adaptor Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter No Lansinoh Storage Bags with this Adapter No No Yes, with Joovy Boob Adapter Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter
KidsTime Breast Pumps Yes Yes, with Born Free Adaptor Yes Yes No Yes, with Avent Adapter Yes, with Munchkin Adapter No Yes Yes, with Tommee Tippee Adaptor Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter ? Lansinoh Storage Bags with this Adapter No No Yes, with Joovy Boob Adapter Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter
Nibble Breast Pumps (by Gland) Yes Yes, with Born Free Adaptor Yes Yes No Yes, with Avent Adapter Yes, with Munchkin Adapter No Yes Yes, with Tommee Tippee Adaptor Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter ? Lansinoh Storage Bags with this Adapter No No Yes, with Joovy Boob Adapter No

Haoqin Breast Pumps

No No No No No Yes No No No No Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter No Lansinoh Storage Bags with this Adapter No No No Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter
BabySteps Breast Pumps Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? No Yes No Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter ? Yes No No ? ?
Rumble Tuff Breast Pumps No No No No No Yes No No No No Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter No No No No No Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter
Bellema Breast Pumps Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes No No Yes No Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter Yes No No No No ?
Lansinoh Breast Pumps Yes, with this Hygeia adapter (has the same threading as Lansinoh) No Yes, with this Hygeia adapter (has the same threading as Lansinoh) Yes, with this Hygeia adapter (has the same threading as Lansinoh) No No Yes, with Munchkin Adapter No Yes, with this Hygeia adapter (has the same threading as Lansinoh) No Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter Yes Yes No No Yes, with Joovy Boob Adapter Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter

Prefer pumping into breast milk bags?  

Check out our Breast Pump and Breast Milk Bag Compatibility Chart

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Best Bottles for Spectra Breast Pumps

best baby bottles for spectra breast pumps

Spectra Breast Pumps will fit the following baby bottles:

If your looking for the best bottles for Spectra breast pumps you'll want to consider a few factors:


  • Will you be using the bottles to pump directly from your Spectra pump all the time or will you use a combination of pumping directly into bottles and milk bags? This will help determine how many bottles your may need and how many milk bags to have on hand.
  • Have you tried different bottles with your baby? Is there a certain type of nipple that they prefer? If you and your baby already have a bottle that you like there is most likely an adapter that will allow you to pump from your Spectra into your favorite bottle. If you don't see your bottle listed, leave a comment below and we will try to help you find one. 🙂
  • You have not used a bottle with your baby yet. You might want to only purchase a few different types of bottles that are compatible with your Spectra, at first and see which one your baby likes best.  Hang in there, getting a baby to take a bottle can be tough at first.  

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Spectra Breast Pumps are compatible with most baby bottles when you use bottle pump adapters and in some cases no adapter is needed.


Use the list below to find what will work for your bottle pump combo.

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Best Bottles for Medela Breast Pumps

best baby bottles to use with Medela breast pump

Medela Breast Pumps will fit the following baby bottles:

If your looking for the best bottles for Medela breast pumps you'll want to consider a few factors:


  • Will you be using the bottles to pump directly from your Medela pump all the time or will you use a combination of pumping directly into bottles and milk bags? This will help determine how many bottles your may need and how many milk bags to have on hand.
  • Have you tried different bottles with your baby? Is there a certain type of nipple that they prefer? If you and your baby already have a bottle that you like there is most likely an adapter that will allow you to pump from your Medela into your favorite bottle. If you don't see your bottle listed, leave a comment below and we will try to help you find one. 🙂
  • You have not used a bottle with your baby yet. You might want to only purchase a few different types of bottles that are compatible with your Medela, at first and see which one your baby likes best.  Hang in there, getting a baby to take a bottle can be tough at first.  

Medela Breast Pumps usually can be made to be compatible with most breast pumps.


The list below to find what will work for your bottle pump combo.

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Not Plastic Baby Bottles, Our Top 4 Picks

not plastic baby bottles, alternative to plastics

Are you considering using plastic-free baby bottles? Many parents are switching to safe non-plastic alternatives. Here we will discuss the best not plastic baby bottles options.

First lets go over the basics.


Reasons for choosing not plastic baby bottles include:

  • Health concerns with BPA and other chemicals that can leach from the plastic baby bottle into your babies food.  
  • Also alternative to plastic are better option for the environment.
  • Ease of heating tempered glass or medical grade silicone compared to possibly melting the plastic bottles​.

Alternatives to Plastic Baby Bottles.


Let's take a closer look at the pros and cons of each option. 


Glass Baby Bottles:


Pros: Glass bottles wont leak toxins into your babies food, and tempered glass can be warmed easily. 


Cons: Glass is heavy, and if you find a glass baby bottle that is not heavy it may be because it is not tempered glass and could break easily. 


Stainless Steel Baby Bottles:


Pros: This is a lightweight alternative to plastic baby bottles. Look for stainless steel bottles made from 18/8 stainless steel. Preferably double walled  (insulated) to keep liquids cold or warm. 


Cons: Sometimes the taste of steel is apparent and while you can use stainless steel bottles for breast milk and formula sometimes there is a strange aftertaste if the bottles are not thoroughly scrubbed before using them for other liquids like water. 


Silicone Baby Bottles: 


Pros: Super lightweight yet durable. Have a good feel that babies and toddlers tend to enjoy. Silicone is a non-toxic polymer made of silica (sand). 


Cons: It used to be silicone bottles where hard to find. Now there seems to be plenty of options.  Consider only going with reputable companies the 3rd party test their bottles for quality and safety standards.

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Top 4 Not Plastic Baby Bottles

  • Boon Nursh Silicone Pouch Baby Bottles: Boon just recently came out with these super neat bottles.  The Boon baby bottle focuses on air free feeding, so perfect for keeping gas and colic to a minimum.  As with other silicone baby bottles these are lightweight and dishwasher safe.
  • ​Comotomo Silicone Baby BottlesThis baby bottle also made our Top 5 Best Baby Bottles list and for a good reason.  It is easy to pour formula or breast milk into, its lightweight, dishwasher safe and babies tend to LOVE this bottle!  Silicone is composed primarily of silica (sand) and is categorized as a rubber. Here is a link to an article from Life Without Plastic to learn more.    If you are a Spectra pumping mom here is a article we wrote about how to pump right from your breast pump into your Comotomo baby bottles.​
  • Olababy Gentle Baby Bottle While this bottle is very similar to the Comotomo, some parents prefer this bottle because of the off-centered nipple and feel that mimics a natural breast more than the Comotomo.  Honestly, this just really depends on what your baby prefers.  As with the two silicone bottles listed above, this bottle is super lightweight, easy to use and clean.
  • Lifefactory Glass Baby Bottles:  Lifefactory still remains our top choice for glass baby bottles.  These bottles come with the silicone sleeve already attached, so there is no need to remove it.  These bottles are also safe to pump right into, freeze and heat in warm water.

Further Topics of Interest:

    Best Baby Bottles of 2020  (yes, several of the bottles in this article are listed here as well, like Comotomo which we just can't say enough about) My Plastic Free Life, this is a link to Beth Terry's website that contains useful information on transitioning away from plastics.

Comotomo Bottle Sterilizer Compatibility Guide

Comotomo bottle sterilizers

The Comotomo Bottle Sterilizer Guide lists baby bottle sterilizers that will fit Comotomo baby bottles. The compatibility chart below includes popular bottle sterilizer brands some are electric or battery operated. While others are microwave sterilizers, perfect for quick on the go sterilizing.


If your not sure what features to look for in a Sterilizer keep reading. We will go over some important factors to consider. 

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What Sterilizers work with Comotomo bottles.

Bottle SterilizerComotomo BottlesElectric or Microwave Sterilizer

AVENT 3-1 Electric Steam Sterilizer

YesElectric power only
Baby Brezza SterilizerYesElectric power only
Born Free Tru-Clean SterilizerYesElectric power only
Dr. Browns Deluxe Bottle SterilizerYesElectric power only
Medela Quick Clean Micro-Steam Bag SterilizerYesElectric power only
Munchkin Steam Guard Microwave SterilizerYesElectric power only
Tommee Tippee Microwave Steam SterilizerYesYes
Wabi Sterilizer and Dryer ComboYesNo

How to choose a Comotomo bottle sterilizer.

The main point of a bottle sterilizer is to disinfect your baby's bottles. But, there are a few other things to consider before choosing one. 

  • How many bottles can it clean at once? Some are super small and hold one bottle. Others can hold as many as six bottles.
  • ​​Can it hold other items like pacifiers or if using a breast pump, pumping parts? Some of the larger sterilizers have special racks that can hold additional items other then just bottles.
  • How long does it take to sterilize the bottles? In general, most sterilizers take a matter of minutes. But if time is an important factor to you then this is something to pay attention to. 
  • Do you need one that has different power options like battery-powered? Some parents prefer to have a small sterilizer that can also be powered by batteries for traveling.
  • Keep in mind you can also use microwavable sterilizer bags when you are away from your sterilizer. 

Comotomo Resources:

See Also: Comotomo Baby Bottle Warmer Guide

 

Comotomo Bottle Warmer Guide

comotomo bottle warmer guide

Comotomo Bottle Warmer Compatibility Guide lists bottle warmers that are compatible with Comotomo baby bottles.


Comotomo bottles are on the wide at the top and tapper down.  The bottle is primarily composed of silicone which can be heated in a bottle warmer. 


Our compatibility chart includes popular bottle warmer brands like Avent, Boon and Tommee Tippee.

Bottle WarmerComotomo BottlesElectric or Microwave SterilizerTravel Bottle Warmer

AVENT Bottle Warmer

YesElectric power onlyNo
Boon Orb Bottle WarmerYesElectric power onlyNo
Born Free Tru-Temp Bottle WarmerYesElectric power onlyNo
Cuisinart BW-10 Bottle WarmerYesElectric power onlyNo
Kiinde Kozi bottle warmerYesElectric power onlyNo
Munchkin High Speed Bottle WarmerYesElectric power onlyNo
The First Years Simple Serve Bottle WamerYesYesNo
Tommee Tippee Travel Bottle and Food WarmerYesUses Hot WaterYes
Tommee Tippee Bottle and Food WarmerYesElectric power onlyNo

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Comotomo Resources:

See Also: Comotomo Baby Bottle Sterilizer Guide

 

Baby Bottle and Nipple Compatibility

Which baby bottles will work with different brands of nipples?

Or, which nipples will work with different brands of baby bottles?  

We have got you covered!

The Baby Bottle Nipple Compatibility chart was designed for parents whose babies are having a hard time with whichever bottle and nipple you are currently using.  

 

There is nothing more frustrating than your baby not taking a bottle. Your baby is obviously hungry but for some reason rejecting the bottle and nipple combo that you are using.


If you think your baby does not like the brand of nipple due to maybe size, flow, or shape.  It may be time to try out some different options.  

 

Rather than buy a whole new set of bottles you can try using different brands of nipples that may be compatible with your current brand of bottles. 

How to use different nipple brands with your baby bottles.

Some standard guidelines are to use wide neck nipples on wide neck bottles, and standard or regular nipples with regular neck baby bottles. 


Also, as a general rule of thumb, if a bottle is vented to help prevent colic it is best to use only the nipple designed for that specific brand of bottle. Vented bottles tend to leak and cause irregular feeding when a non-brand specific nipple is used. But, if you have already spent a small fortune on your vented bottles it may still be a good idea to invest in some different nipples and see if you can make it work. 

Do you usually breastfeed and are trying to switch to bottle feeding?

Try putting a few drops of breast milk on the bottle nipple.  Also, try having someone else give your baby a bottle for a while.  

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Baby Bottle and Nipple Compatibility Chart

Baby Bottle and Nipple Compatibility Chart

Baby Bottles BrandCompatible Nipple BrandsVentedMaterialAvailable at
Baby Brezza Plastic & Glass BottlesYes: 5oz Baby Brezza Bottle with Stage 1 Nipple 9oz Baby Breeza Bottle with Stage 2 NippleNoYesSiliconeAmazon
Born Free Breeze Plastic & Glass BottlesYes: 5oz Born Free Bottle with Level 1 Slow Flow Nipples 9oz Born Free Bottle with Level 2 Medium Flow NipplesNo, the Born Free Breeze bottle design is two piece; the bottle and the nipple/collar. In other words the nipple cannot be removed from the bottle collar.YesSiliconeAmazon
Comotomo Baby BottlesYes: 5oz Comotomo Bottle with Slow Flow Nipples 9oz Comotomo Bottle with Medium Flow NipplesNo, but check out our article on how to use Comotomo nipples with glass mason jars to make your own glass baby bottle.Yes SiliconeAmazon
Dr. Browns Original Baby BottlesYes: 4oz Bottle with Level 1 Nipples 8oz Bottle with Level 2 NipplesYes and No
No. Dr Browns nipples have a special Anti-Colic design that includes a tube that runs the length of the bottle.
Yes. You can use the Dr Browns Originial bottle without the special venting system, in which case you can use most regular neck bottle nipples like
YesSiliconeAmazon
Dr. Browns Wide Neck Baby Bottles Plastic and GlassYes: 4oz Bottle with Level 1 Nipples 8oz Bottle with Level 2 NipplesDr. Browns Wide Neck Bottles works with the following nipple brands:
YesSiliconeAmazon
Evenflo Classic Baby Bottle Plastic, Glass and TwistYes: 4oz Evenflo Bottle with Slow Flow Nipples 8oz Evenflo Bottle with Medium Flow NipplesEvenflo Baby Bottles work with the following nipple brands:
NoSiliconeAmazon
Joovy Boob Baby Bottle Plastic and GlassYes: 5oz Joovy Bottle with Stage 1 Nipples 9oz Joovy Bottle with Stage 2 NipplesJoovy Boob baby bottles works with the follwing nipple brands:
YesSiliconeAmazon
Kiinde Baby BottleBecause this is a pouch feeding system, you purchase the nipple and pouch container separately from the actual pouch. Yes, Kiinde can be interchanged with a varitiy of Nipples, but you will need the bottle colar for the nipple as well. See thisNoSiliconeAmazon
Lansinoh Baby Bottles5oz Lansinoh Bottle with Slow Flow Nipples 8oz Lansinoh Bottle with Medium Flow NipplesLansinoh Baby Bottles work with the following nipple brands:
YesSiliconeAmazon
Lifefactory Baby Bottles4oz Lifefactory Bottle with Stage 1 Nipples 9oz Lifefactory Bottle with Stage 2 NipplesLifefactory Baby Bottles work with the following nipple brands:
YesSiliconeAmazon
Medela Baby Bottles5oz Medela Bottle with Slow Flow Nipples 8oz Medela Bottle with Medium Flow NipplesNoYesSiliconeAmazon
MAM Bottles5oz MAM Bottle with Slow Flow Nipples 9oz MAM Bottle with Medium Flow NipplesMAM Baby Bottles work with the following nipple brands:
Yes SiliconeAmazon
Mixie Baby Bottles4oz. Mixie Bottle with Stage 1 Nipple 8oz. Mixie Bottle with Stage 2 NippleMixie Baby Bottles work with the following nipple brands:
YesSiliconeAmazon
Munchkin Baby Bottles4oz Munchkin Bottle with Stage 1 Nipple 8oz Munchkin Bottle with Stage 2 NippleNoYesSiliconeAmazon
Natursutten Glass Baby Bottles8oz Natursutten Bottle with Slow Flow NippleNatursutten Baby Bottles work with the following nipple brands:
YesLatex/RubberAmazon
NUK Baby Bottles5oz Bottle with Slow Flow Nipple 10oz Bottlw with Medium Flow NippleNUK Baby Bottles work with the following nipple brands:
YesSiliconeAmazon
NUK Simply Natural Baby Bottles5oz Bottle with Slow Flow Nipple 9oz Bottle with Medium Flow NippleNoYesSiliconeAmazon
Olababy Bottles4oz Olababy Bottle with Slow Flow Nipple 8oz Olababy Bottle with Medium Flow Nipplen/aYesSiliconeAmazon
Playtex Ventaire Baby Bottles6oz Ventaire Bottle with Slow Flow Nipple 9oz Ventaire Bottle with Medium Flow NippleNoYesSiliconeAmazon
Phillips Avent Baby Bottles4oz Avent Bottle with Slow Flow Nipple 9oz Avent Bottle with Medium Flow NipplePhillips Avent Baby Bottles work with the following nipple brands:
YesSiliconeAmazon
Pura Kiki Baby Bottles5oz Pura Bottle with Slow Flow Nipple 9oz Pura Bottle with Medium Flow NipplePhillips Avent Baby Bottles work with the following nipple brands:
YesSiliconeAmazon
Tommee Tippee Baby Bottles5oz Tommee Tippee with Slow Flow Nipple 9oz Tommee Tippee with Medium Flow NippleNoYesSiliconeAmazon

Tips for baby bottle nipple collapse.

Anything that causes a vacuum within the baby bottle can lead to the nipple collapsing during feeding. Which leads to frustration for baby and caregiver.


The following conditions can create nipple collapse even with a compatible bottle/nipple combination:

  • Collar is too tight -- if you tighten the collar and nipple too tightly onto the neck of the bottle, you are more likely to have the issue of nipple collapse. Keep the collar on just tight enough to prevent the liquid from dripping out.
  • Nipple flow rate is too slow -- if your baby is an aggressive feeder for his/her age the age, ranges for different stage nipples may not apply. If the nipple flow rate is too slow it can easily lead to nipple collapse. Try using a nipple with a faster flow rate.

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Medela Breast Pump Comparison Guide

Medela breast pump comparison

Medela Breast Pump Comparison Chart: Choose the Best Medela Breast Pump for Your Needs.

Our Medela Breast Pump comparison chart allows you to easily compare breast pumps, for example if your looking for a Medela double breast pump that comes with a car charger and a bag the Medela Pump In Style would be a good choice.


If you are not sure what type of breast pump you need for example manual vs electric then read this first Different Types of Breast Pumps.


Medela Breast Pump Options to Consider Include:

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Medela PumpSingle Breast PumpDouble Breast PumpManual Breast PumpElectric Breast PumpBattery OptionCompatible Car ChargerBreast Pump Weight Pump Bag Included

Medela Harmony Manual Pump

YesNoYesNoNoNoUnder 1 PoundNo
Medela Pump In Style Advanced PumpNoYesNoYesYes - Battery pack lets you pump anywhere, anytime (8 AA batteries not included)Yes - 9 Volt Charger Sold separately Here. * If manufactured prior to Jan 2008 use the 12 volt car adapter sold Here On-the-Go Tote: 9 lbs. Backpack: 9 lbs The Metro Bag: 8 lbs.Available in three bag styles: On-the-go Tote, Backpack and The Metro Bag
Medela Freestyle Breast PumpNoYesNoYesRechargeable battery, compact and lightweight motor: Convenient pumping anywhere, anytime for true mobility. 3-hour battery life between chargesYes, 12 volt charger sold separately Here.Unit weight: <1.0lbs. (breast pump only)1 - Portable microfiber carry bag
Medela Swing Breast PumpYesNoNoYesYes 4 AA Lithium batteriesNoUnit weight: 2.5 lbs.Drawstring bag
Medela Sonata Smart Breast PumpNoYesNoYes, Rechargeable Lithium BatteryYes, Rechargeable Lithium Battery for 1 hour pump timeNo7 pounds including all partsCarry bag
Medela Freestyle FlexNoYesNo YesYes - 2-hour battery life between chargesBuilt-in, USB-chargeable* battery for convenient pumping anywhere you are: 2-hour battery life between charges *Only use the power adapter and cable that comes with the breast pump.Unit weight: <1.0lbs. (breast pump only)Portable microfiber carry bag designed specifically for your Freestyle Flex Breast Pump parts: Provides convenient transportation and organization
Symphony Breast PumpYesYesNoYesNoNoUnit Weight: 7.05 lbsNo
Symphony PlusYesYesNoYesNoSymphony Vehicle Lighter AdaptorUnit Weight: 7.05 lbs No

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Best Baby Bottles 2020

Best Baby Bottles of 2020

The best baby bottles 2020 are the ones that your baby will take with ease.  Below are several great baby bottle options, as well as tips and tricks for helping make sure you pick the best baby bottle for your baby!

Babies have big personalities and what might be the best baby bottle option for your friends baby, may not work for yours. Be patient. We are confident you will be able to find one that works for you and your baby.  

Features to consider when shopping for baby bottles:

  • As few parts as possible.
  • Easy to read markings.
  • Easy to read nipples.  When you get to a certain point you will end up having different stage nipples, which controls the flow. It makes a huge difference if the nipples have markings that say what stage or level they are.
  • Does not leak.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Easy to store. There are so many different bottle designs, thinking about where you are going to store them will help.
  • Grow with baby. Several clever brands have designed bottles that can be repurposed as sippy cups. 
  • Pumping Moms, do you want to pump directly into the bottles? Are your baby bottles compatible with your pump, check here?  Or click here to see which breast milk storage bags are compatible with your breast pump?

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Comotomo Baby Bottles:

Made from silicone these bottles are a great light weight alternative to plastic bottles (which can leach chemicals).

Comotomo bottles have a wide opening making them easy to clean and are dishwasher safe.  Babies love the nipples on these bottles, just read some of the reviews on Amazon and you'll understand why it is in the top ten bottles sold on Amazon.  

What would make this bottle even better would be if Comotomo offered breast pump adapters! There are plenty of pumping moms out there who would love to be able to pump right into their Comotomo bottles. For now breast pumping moms will enjoy the wide opening which makes it easier to poor breast milk into.

Update! Here is how to use Comotomo Bottles with your breast pump.

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Philips Avent Baby Bottles:

Philips Avent baby bottles have been around for decades and have seen many changes in design.  The current Avent bottle have a sleek look and is available in both plastic or glass options. This is a wide neck bottle and with the purchase of a breast pump adapter ( click here to find out which one you will need ), you can easily pump right into these bottles.

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Lifefactory Baby Bottles:

​Lifefactory baby bottles are made from top of the line materials. These tempered glass baby bottles can be pumped directly into.

Also, you can then freeze the bottles and even heat in hot water without worrying about the glass breaking.  While these bottles are on the pricier side, keep in mind that you can later buy sippy cup spouts that will turn the bottles into sippys cups.  After the toddler stage you can continue to use these with a solid cap lid for juices, drinks and snacks!  The nipple is a pretty common regular neck size. If your baby does not take well to the nipple, try one of these other compatible nipple brands, Baby Bottle Nipple Compatibility Chart.

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Evenflo Baby Bottles:

​Evenflo baby bottles are among the most affordable brand of bottles.  You can buy Evenflo bottles pretty much anywhere, making it easy to get replacement parts or upgrade your baby to a faster nipple.  

Evenflo bottles are offered in plastic or glass, or course we prefer the glass option (which is made in Mexico).  Both the plastic and glass bottles are interchangeable, so you can mix and match.  The price on Amazon for a 6 pack of Evenflo glass bottles is usually right around $12 and special covers can be purchased to help minimize breakage.  If you prefer plastic the price is about the same with a six pack of bottles costing right around $10.

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Boon NURSH Baby Bottles:

The Boon NURSH resuable bottle has a silicone pouch inside the bottle that collapses as your baby drinks.  This anti-colic silicone baby bottle (we love silicone) is a favorite among breastfeeding moms.

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Other Baby Bottle Considerations:

Here are some things to consider Before buying your babies bottles:

  • Will your daycare allow that type of bottle you want to use?  For example some day cares might not allow glass bottles.
  • Will your baby bottles work with your breast pump?  Don't worry we got your covered on this one, just head over to our Breast Pump / Baby Bottle Compatibility Guide

What if my baby does not like the baby bottles I bought?

It is most likely that your baby does not like the nipple, not the actual bottle itself.  You can use our Baby Bottle/ Nipple Compatibility Chart to see if there are other brands of nipples that will fit onto your baby bottles.  This is a quick, cost effective way to keep your current baby bottles.

Pura Kiki Stainless Steel Baby and Sippy Bottles

Bottles that grow with your baby Pura

The Pura alternative to Plastic baby bottles and sippy cups.

The stainless steel Pura baby bottles and sippy cups are a great alternative to plastic.  If you have decided to stay clear of any plastic baby and sippy bottles, and now you are on the hunt for a stainless steel baby bottle that can also be used as a sippy cup, Pura baby bottles are the bottle you have been looking for.

In general, I tend to lead parents to a hybrid style bottle that will grow with their child. In other words, a baby bottle that can then easily also be used as a sippy bottle. For glass, I usually steer parents to the Lifefactory glass bottles (I will write more about Lifefactory soon). And for a stainless steel hybrid bottle, Pura is the way to go.

Pura designed their line of baby and toddler bottles with a few simple concepts in mind featuring:

  • no plastic components
  • a versatile style opening that allows you to choose from a large selection of nipples and sippy spouts that are compatible with the bottle

Why is this so important? Can’t I just buy the Pura brand of nipples?

Yes, you can, but as a lot of parents find out over time, your baby or toddler may tend to prefer a brand of nipple or sippy spouts over another. So instead of having to spend your money and time looking for a perfect fit, Pura makes it easy.

Pura bottles come in either a 5oz. or 11oz baby bottle size or an 11oz. sippy size. There are even some fun sealing disks that can turn the bottle into a great storage container for snacks while on the go. Below is a chart of all of the nipple and sippy tops that are compatible with the Pura bottles.

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