I received free products as part of my Ambassadorship with Munchkin.
Owen is strictly breastfed, so when I found out we were receiving the new Munchkin LATCH bottle for May’s shipment, I was a little bummed. In Owen’s 8 months, he’s had maybe 20 bottles. Maybe. It was really hard for me to be able to test this since I can’t actually be the one to use it. I mean, why get it from the bottle, when the tap is right there?
When I went to the Disney on the Road event a couple weeks ago, I had to pump quite a bit to make sure Owen would be good to go while I was gone.
The babysitter found the LATCH bottle to work great and said that Owen seemed to take to it just fine. Apparently he fell into such a nice sleep that she was able to put him down. Mind you, this baby does not take naps during the day unless he’s attached to mom. I think that says a lot for the breast-like qualities of the bottle.
If you’ve ever breastfed, or watched someone breastfeed, you know how much pulling and tugging babies do to mom’s breasts. The accordion style nipple on the LATCH bottle is made for just this. It allows baby to get the proper latch on the bottle and it makes sure that the latch is maintained when baby moves around. We all know how much they like to move around, even while nursing!
The little valve at the bottom of the inside helps by preventing air bubbles from traveling through the breast milk, reducing gas and fussiness.
The nipples are available in three different stages, the first of which comes with your bottle. You want to make sure the flow of the bottle matches that of mom, to make the transition as easy as possible.
If you are a breastfeeding mom who will be needing bottles, these are definitely worth a try!