I am so excited to partner with Chicco for the Fit Pregnancy and Baby Magazine Style and Design Guide this year! As you know, I am a strong advocate for breastfeeding, I breastfed all three of my children and I truly feel breast is best. BUT, I am also a huge fan of the bottle and I fully appreciate and understand the need for bottle feeding. Breast feeding on demand was exhausting for me; especially during the first few months as a new mom. New mamas are always terrified to throw a bottle into the mix because they think it will create nipple confusion and ruin the baby’s latch or the baby will prefer bottle over breast.
Chicco’s NaturalFit bottles are a godsend for moms who breastfeed and are looking for bottles that closely resemble mom’s breast and that will create a seamless and stress-free transition from breast to bottle and back.
When I had Ryder I was adamant about exclusively breastfeeding and it took a toll on me. I very quickly realized that it was essential for me to make time for myself, not only for my sanity but to maintain harmony at home. Spending alone time with my husband for a regular date night was also especially important in the beginning because tending to a newborn or infant will consume your every second if you let it. The freedom to pump and have someone else bottle feed my children were priceless. And it helped my kids get comfortable with other people from a very young age.
I introduced bottles to my children early on for times when I wasn’t there or if I needed to supplement with formula. In the beginning I would get frantic calls from baby sitters because Siella wouldn’t take a bottle—or Gemma was getting fussy during feeding. That’s why it is important to introduce the right bottle, one that mimics breastfeeding and allows baby to transition from breast to bottle and back to breast without creating any issues.
Chicco NaturalFit bottles are the perfect modern, ergonomic bottles designed for breastfed babies. The NaturalFit bottles are made in Italy and specifically designed to help baby transition back and forth from breast to bottle. NaturalFit bottles have a sleek and simple breast-like shape and angled nipple that resembles mom’s breast when feeding, which encourages a cuddle-cradle feeding position that is ideal for newborns. The NaturalFit bottle design is also super easy to clean and comfortable to hold. The silicone nipple options all have a skin-like feel and satin texture to help with a secure and proper latch.
Chicco has great NaturalFit starter gift sets that include different size bottles, nipples and other accessories—including a cleaning brush. NaturalFit bottles come in different different bottle sizes and nipples that grow with baby or different sizes and nipple flow rates.