• Our Guide To The Best Baby Bottles & Breast Pumps

    Our selective guide to the best baby bottles and breast pumps on the market this year

    By Mia Weber

    Ah, remember the days when you got pumped up for a night of poppin’ bottles at the club? Well now that you have a baby, you can expect a lot less fist-pumping and a lot more breast pumping as you prepare top-shelf bottle service for the new VIP (and by that we mean “Very Important Progeny”) in your family! Have questions about feeding gear? No need to bottle your fears up, new parents—our annual guide to the best baby bottles and breast pumps on the market has everything you need to weather the feeding frenzy in fine fashion!

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    • 5 Phases 4-oz. Hybrid Glass Baby Bottle
      5 Phases 4-oz. Hybrid Glass Baby Bottle

      With their newly released 4-oz. size, 5 Phases combines the health and safety of glass with the durability of a plastic bottle. A plastic sleeve containing a removable glass insert helps prevent accidents by capturing the shards if shattered. Fully assembled 4-oz. bottle, $15.98; 4-oz. bottle with starter kit, $$41.99; 5phases.com

    • Adiri NxGen Nurser
      Adiri NxGen Nurser

      The Adiri Nurser has a special bottom vent system to help reduce colic and comes apart into three easy-to-clean pieces. Other bonuses: Interchangeable nipples for different milk-flow rates and a warming disc. From $11.99, reliabrand.com

    • b.box essential baby bottle & dispenser
      b.box essential baby bottle & dispenser

      The b.box essential baby bottle & dispenser features a built-in formula dispenser for preparing at home and feeding on the go. It also offers dual functionality by converting to a conventional bottle. The 8-oz. bottle is dishwasher- and sterilizer-safe, includes anti-colic nipples, is BPA-free, and is available in four colors. $20, bboxbaby.com

    • Bittylab Bare Air-Free Baby Bottle
      Bittylab Bare Air-Free Baby Bottle

      Your breasts don’t have air-vents, so why should baby bottles? The Bare’s syringe-like technology features an air plug (a water- and air-tight seal) that moves automatically as baby drinks to deliver air-free milk and reduce air ingestion. This bottle also offers two different nipples: Perfe-latch for breastfed babies and Easy-latch for bottle-fed babies. $15.50, bittylab.com/bru

    • Born Free Breeze Bottle
      Born Free Breeze Bottle

      With only two parts, the new Born Free Breeze glass bottle is the easiest-to-clean bottle system that both you and your baby will love. The anti-colic design of the ActiveFlow vent puts baby in flow-control, and the “Just like Mom” nipple makes it easy to alternate between breast and bottle feeding. Breeze BPA-free glass bottles are made from ThermaSafe glass and can safely go from freezer to boiling water. $14.99, summerinfant.com

    • Chicco NaturalFit Bottles
      Chicco NaturalFit Bottles

      Each bottle in this feeding system is designed to “grow with baby” (from 0-6 months), as each bottle and differently shaped nipple is designed for a different age range. The NaturalFit nipples are made from extra-soft silicone to feel more like a breast, and the realistic shape makes the transition from breast to bottle very easy, while twin anti-colic valves prevent air indigestion. $8.99, chiccoshop.com

    • Comotomo Baby Bottle
      Comotomo Baby Bottle

      Comotomo’s bottles are designed to mimic breastfeeding for a seamless transition from breast to bottle, and back! The soft and safe silicone body along with the extra-wide mound helps the baby experience the natural feel of breastfeeding, while the built-in air-vents eliminate colic. Also, minimal parts and a truly wide-neck design makes cleaning them so simple. 5-oz., $12.99; 8-oz., $13.99; shop.comotomo.com

    • Dr. Brown’s Options Bottle
      Dr. Brown’s Options Bottle

      This new bottle allows parents to choose whether to use the bottle with or without the internal vent. The Options Bottle’s internal vent system re-routes the flow of air into the vent tube, bypassing the milk. This system prevents air bubble oxidation, vacuum pressure, and nipple collapse. Preventing milk aeration aids in baby’s digestion and helps reduce feeding problems such as spit-up, burping, and gas. Plus, the bottle’s super-soft, high-grade silicone nipple, combined with the internal vent system, allows baby to feed comfortably while milk flows freely. Single bottle, $6.99; 3-pack, $17.99; drbrownsbaby.com

    • Evenflo Feeding Classic+ Tinted Glass Bottles
      Evenflo Feeding Classic+ Tinted Glass Bottles

      These cool tinted bottles are BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and expertly designed for super-easy assembly and leak-free use; they’re also made from tempered glass, which offers superior sanitizing and sustainability. Plus, the ProFlow Integrated Venting Nipple directs air bubbles into the bottle, not baby’s tummy, which significantly reduces gas, colic, and fussiness. 3-pack, $11.99; evenflofeeding.com

    • The First Years Breastflow 9-oz. Bottle
      The First Years Breastflow 9-oz. Bottle

      Designed to offer the most seamless transition between breast and bottle, Breastflow bottles have a patented two-in-one nipple that lets your baby control the flow of breast milk or formula as naturally as breastfeeding. Plus, Breastflow bottles, which are BPA- and Phthalate-free, help reduce colic symptoms—with less gas, spit-up, and fussiness. 3-pack, $14.99; amazon.com

    • Gerber First Essentials Clearview Bottle
      Gerber First Essentials Clearview Bottle

      This BPA-free bottle helps reduce colic with a vented nipple design for less swallowed air, and comes with a leak-proof hood. Plus, the ribs and vent help prevent nipple collapse. 3-pack, $3.19; gerber.com

    • Kiinde Twist Starter Kit
      Kiinde Twist Starter Kit

      This unique kit offers milk collection, storage, and feeding all in one! The Kiinde Twist system completely eliminates the need to transfer milk from bottles to bags and back again. This set contains Twist Pouches, Direct Pump adapters, a Keeper storage bag, Squeeze bottles, slow-flow Active Latch nipples, and nipple cleaning brushes. $39.99, kiinde.com

    • Klean Kid Kanteen Stainless Steel Baby Bottles
      Klean Kid Kanteen Stainless Steel Baby Bottles

      These toxin-free, stainless-steel bottles are designed with proper digestion and development in mind. What’s more, the wide mouth is easy to clean, and its hourglass shape is easy for small baby hands to hold. From $18.95, kleankanteen.com

    • Lansinoh mOmma Bottle with NaturalWave Nipple
      Lansinoh mOmma Bottle with NaturalWave Nipple

      The Lansinoh mOmma Bottle with NaturalWave Nipple (available in 5-oz. and 8-oz. sizes) is clinically proven to reduce nipple confusion, making it easier for baby to go from breast to bottle and back to breast. This bottle is BPA- and BPS-free, and can be used to safely store breast milk. The ergonomic design is compatible with both the Lansinoh Signature Pro Double Electric Breast Pump and Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump. $7.99-19.99, lansinoh.com

    • Lifefactory Glass Baby Bottle Starter Sets
      Lifefactory Glass Baby Bottle Starter Sets

      These Glass Baby Bottle Starter Sets help ensure that mom and baby get off to a healthy start. Lifefactory offers 2-Bottle, 4-Bottle, and 6-Bottle sets that also include essential accessories—like nipples, silicone sleeves, and teethers. All materials in the sets are BPA- and BPS-free and dishwasher safe. 2-Bottle Set, $50; 4-Bottle Set, $75; 6-Bottle Set, $100; lifefactory.com

    • MAM Anti-Colic Bottle
      MAM Anti-Colic Bottle

      Ideal for newborns, the innovative MAM Anti-Colic Bottle helps reduce the stress associated with newborn feedings. Patented ventilation holes in the bottle’s base regulate the pressure balance of baby’s milk, allowing it to flow evenly without bubbles or air pockets for reduced gas and colic symptoms. The bottle’s wide openings at both ends allow for effortless filling and cleaning, and a self-sterilizing feature lets parents sterilize an empty bottle in the microwave. $6.99 each; $13.49 for two; mambaby.com

    • Medela Calma
      Medela Calma

      This bottle is perfect for simulating the breastfeeding experience. With a nipple that allows milk to flow when (and only when) babies create a vacuum, they’ll be able to feed, pause, and breathe naturally, just as they intuitively do with breastfeeding. From $17.99-24.99, medelabreastfeedingus.com

    • mimijumi Not So Hungry Bottle
      mimijumi Not So Hungry Bottle

      The distinctly-shaped bottles from mimijumi look, feel, and (most importantly) function like the breast, so babies happily go back and forth from breast to bottle. Now mom can choose how and when to feed her baby with zero risk of nipple confusion. The bottles work so well that mimijumi offers a 100 percent money-back guarantee. $28, mimijumi.com

    • Mixie Baby Formula Bottle
      Mixie Baby Formula Bottle

      This baby bottle, which is made in the US, is all about convenience. You can add the water to the bottle and load up the formula in a separate compartment in advance, then press a button to release the powder into the bottle when it’s time to feed. 8-oz., $19.99; 4-oz., $16.99; all stages nipples, $5.99; mixiebaby.com

    • Munchkin LATCH Bottle
      Munchkin LATCH Bottle

      Proper latch is achieved when the nipple reaches all the way back to baby’s soft palate—and the LATCH accordion nipple moves, stretches, and functions like the breast, helping baby latch easily and correctly. The BPA-free LATCH bottle (available in a 4-oz. and 8-oz. size) mimics a breast by releasing more breast milk as baby pushes against the nipple’s base. Plus, the LATCH Stage 1 nipple flow is designed with a reduced rate. $8.50-10, munchkin.com

    • Natursutten Glass Baby Bottle
      Natursutten Glass Baby Bottle

      Long recognized for their natural rubber pacifier and teething products, Natursutten is just released a Glass Baby Bottle and Universal Rubber Nipple Set (available in both slow and medium flow) this past January. Serving as a natural milk flow for baby, the bottle is also a safe alternative to plastic bottles, features an anti-colic system and 100 percent rubber nipples, and is microwave- and dishwasher-safe. $30 for of two 8-oz. glass baby bottles; $10 for two universal rubber nipples; natursutten.com

    • NUK Bottles with Perfect Fit Nipples
      NUK Bottles with Perfect Fit Nipples

      These new bottles (available in 5-oz., 8-oz., and 10-oz. sizes) feature an improved Perfect Fit nipple that’s the same shape as mom’s nursing nipple. They also have a 1-piece Anti-Colic Air System that helps reduce colic, gas, and spit-up, as well as optimally-sized nipples, a Soft Zone with satiny finish, and a wide bottle that’s easy to clean and dishwasher safe. 3-pack, $8.99-14.99; nuk-usa.com

    • Philips Avent Classic+ Bottle
      Philips Avent Classic+ Bottle

      The Philips Avent Classic+ bottle range features fewer parts, making it simple to assemble, use, and clean. With a built-in anti-colic system, the 9-oz. Classic+ bottles reduce colic and discomfort in newborns. The innovative twin valve allows air into the bottle and not baby’s tummy. The Classic+ range is BPA free. $7.49, philips.us/avent

    • Playtex Ventaire Complete Tummy Comfort Bottle
      Playtex Ventaire Complete Tummy Comfort Bottle

      The new Playtex VentAire Complete Tummy Comfort bottle has a unique design to reduce colic via its micro-channel bottom vents that keep air at the back of the bottle as baby drinks, so virtually no air mixes with the milk and gets into baby’s tummy. VentAire bottles come standard with a Playtex NaturaLatch nipple, allowing easy switching between breast and bottle. Plus, the bottle’s angled design promotes semi-upright feeding, providing comfort for baby and mom. 1-pack, $6.99; 3-pack, $16.99-18.99; playtexbaby.com

    • Pura Kiki 11-oz. Infant Bottle with Sleeve
      Pura Kiki 11-oz. Infant Bottle with Sleeve

      The award-winning Kiki bottle is 100 percent plastic-free, environmentally progressive, and can adapt to the needs of your growing child. Both the bottle and nipple collar are crafted from stainless steel and the Natural Vent Nipple (medium flow) is made from medical grade silicone—so you can be sure that you are truly using a totally BPA-free and toxin-free feeding system. The addition of the sleeve is new this year and adds something extra to an already popular model. $17.99, purastainless.com

    • Thinkbaby’s All-In-One Thinker System
      Thinkbaby’s All-In-One Thinker System

      This comprehensive and adaptable bottle system (which is 100 percent BPA-free) comes with everything you need to take your feeding gear from a bottle to a sippy cup to a “thinkster” as your little one grows up to age 4. The handles and different nipples and spouts can be swapped on and off as need be. $24.99, gothinkbaby.com

    • Tommee Tippee Ultra Bottle
      Tommee Tippee Ultra Bottle

      The brand new Ultra (just released this past March) has an extra-wide nipple in order to offer a more breast-like shape for baby to latch onto. The nipple is made from a super-soft, high-grade silicone which allows the nipples to move in multiple directions, which makes for easy switching between breast and bottle. It also features a contour zone built into the nipple (which forms a perfect match to baby’s open mouth and helps reduce air ingestion and discomfort), as well as an innovative angled nipple, and a shape that’s perfect for cradling comfortably in the hand while feeding. 1-pack, $10.99; 3-pack, $26.99; tommeetippee.us

    • Ameda Purely Yours CarryAll Breast Pump
      Ameda Purely Yours CarryAll Breast Pump

      The Ameda HygieniKit Milk Collection System, included with this pump, is the world’s only breast pump kit with a proven protective barrier. Proven Airlock Protection keeps tubing dry by preventing air flow between the expressed milk and pump tubing while pumping. $179-199, ameda.com

    • Dr. Brown’s Manual Breast Pump
      Dr. Brown’s Manual Breast Pump

      The patented Gentle Compression Technology of the Dr. Brown’s Manual Breast Pump is designed to help minimize tugging and pinching. The Super-Soft BabyFace Flexible Breastcup gently puffs in and out to emulate baby’s mouth, tongue, and jaw action, designed to create a comfortable pumping experience for mom. The pump is BPA-free and dishwasher safe. $34.99, drbrownsbaby.com

    • Evenflo Feeding Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump
      Evenflo Feeding Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump

      This electric pump offers exclusive Evenflo features like PerfectPosition for slouch-free pumping comfort, the AdvancedFit Flange System with three sizes, AdvancedControl with 32 speed and suction settings, and the PerfectlyPur closed-system design to prevent milk backup and keep milk pure. Plus, the pump includes educational programming access to a priceless resource for success. $99.99, evenflofeeding.com

    • The First Years Quiet Expressions Plus Breast Pump
      The First Years Quiet Expressions Plus Breast Pump

      This pump is lightweight and quiet for discreet pumping. It features a unique handle that allows double pumping with just one hand and soft Flexi-fit breast shields that create a perfect fit with eight suction level settings. It also includes two 4-oz. GumDrop bottles, a rechargeable battery, a back-lit digital screen, and a stylish on-the-go tote. $99.99, amazon.com

    • Hygeia EnJoye LBI Breast Pump with Deluxe Tote Set
      Hygeia EnJoye LBI Breast Pump with Deluxe Tote Set

      Designed for long-term and frequent pumping when battery pumping is required, the EnJoye is a hospita-grade performing, personal-use, double electric breast pump. It mimics baby’s suckling patterns with customizable speed and pressure controls. All pump parts that come into contact with breast milk are BPA- and DEHP-free. Plus, it’s designed to be safe for use by multiple users when each user has their own Personal Accessory Set. $279, hygeiainc.com

    • Lansinoh SignaturePro Double Electric Breast Pump
      Lansinoh SignaturePro Double Electric Breast Pump

      The Lansinoh Signature Pro provides advanced technology at an affordable price. This pump is the only pump with three pumping styles and eight adjustable suction levels, allowing mom to select the setting that works best for her. A closed-system design reduces the number of parts cleaned, and prevents bacteria and mold growth. Its compact size and quiet motor make it convenient for the mom on-the-go. $149.99, lansinoh.com

    • Medela Freestyle Breastpump Deluxe Set
      Medela Freestyle Breastpump Deluxe Set

      The Freestyle is a compact, lightweight double-electric breast pump with a rechargeable battery for mobile pumping. It features 2-Phase Expression technology, which is proven to produce more milk in less time and is designed for moms who pump several times a day. The pump is also super-compact and hands-free, and comes with a tote to hold pumping essentials. $429.99, medelabreastfeedingus.com

    • NUK Double Electric Breast Pump
      NUK Double Electric Breast Pump

      This pump offers 32 suction and speed settings for maximum milk flow, multi-phase settings that mimic natural breastfeeding, a memory feature to recall your favorite settings, soft silicone breast shields with a wide nipple opening, and push-button controls. Plus, the digital display indicates your chosen settings clearly and the small number of parts make cleaning and re-assembling easy. $149.99, nuk-usa.com

    • Philips AVENT Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump
      Philips AVENT Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump

      This BPA-free double pump lets you express more milk in less time with a unique design that allows you to sit naturally without leaning forward. The improved massage cushion that stimulates milk flow has a soothing, velvety feel. $199.99, philips.us/avent

    • Tommee Tippee Pump and Go All in One Starter Set
      Tommee Tippee Pump and Go All in One Starter Set

      Tommee Tippee’s Pump and Go range makes everything about pumping easier. By using a single pouch to pump, store, warm, and feed, there’s no need to transfer milk at any stage, so you’ll never lose a precious drop. The All in One Starter Set contains all you need to turn your favorite pump into part of the Pump and Go System, including pre-sterilized Pump and Go pouches, a compact and lightweight breast milk storage case, and a breast pump adapter set that connects with most major brands. $99, tommeetippee.us


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