Transition Your Baby from Breast to Bottle with Mimijumi

11/18/2011 at 02:00 PM ET
Courtesy mimijumi

As every breastfeeding mother knows, the hardest thing to do is to get your baby to take a bottle.

So, mimijumi has created the Very Hungry ($15) and Not So Hungry ($14) collection for those bottle picky tots.

Designed to mimic the shape and feel of a natural feeding, the BPA- and phthalates-free silicon nipple won’t express milk until the baby fully latches on.

Plus, the wide nylon container is easy to clean and easy to fill up.

To learn more about or to buy this cool bottle, go to mimijumi.com.

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j on

Its cute, but it didn’t work as a ‘transition’ bottle for us. Dee didn’t really get into her “jumi” until long after breast feeding was over.

kimmie on

I wish getting your breastfeeding baby to take a bottle was the hardest thing ever. Seriously. You sometimes say the most inappropriate things.

planetjen on

here, here, kimmie! babies are no fools – they want the real thing. Dont try to trick them into something similar = use a cup or a sippy.

kade on

A cup or sippy for a newborn or infant? That’s a joke! If the mom has to work or the dad wants time feeding the baby too and the baby won’t take a bottle, it IS a very difficult situation and can be very frustrating and it CAN feel like the hardest thing. Please don’t critisize.

Janna on

Sorry, kade, I’m with kimmie on this one. The hardest thing is watching your mother die a horrible death from breast cancer. The hardest thing is losing your job and becoming homeless, living on the streets, not being able to feed your kids. The hardest thing is being brutally raped. The hardest thing is watching your two-year old struggle with a brain tumor.

The hardest thing is NOT transitioning your baby from breast to bottle. Pulleeze.

Amanda on

My son would never take a bottle, but around two months old, he drank very easily from an actual adult cup. He’ll be one on Christmas eve and still prefers the real thing. Babies are definitely no fools. :)

t. on

The comments on this site have gone from bad to worse to ridiculous. Its an article on bottles. Lighten up!

alicejane on

Janna, I think you’re taking the article a little bit out of context… Yes, all those things would be unbearable, but they have nothing to do with this article. My sister-in-law right now is really struggling with the fact that my niece will only nurse – she wants to nurse all day long, all night long, and she refuses a bottle. Which means that my brother, myself, grandparents, anyone who might want to help my SIL get some rest (as she’s getting very little) can’t do much. Maybe if my niece could get used to using a bottle like this sometimes with my SIL, she’d start to accept it from her dad and other people.

angel on

These posts become more and more ridiculous. In the realm of raising a child, it is very difficult to give a breast-fed baby a bottle. But the people commenting probably didn’t breast feed their children, so they have no idea. Yes, we all realize death and disease are harder but this is a post about Moms and Babies.

Also, my youngest wouldn’t eat for two days b/c she would not take a bottle and I had a breast infection and could not give her my milk. We were up around the clock using droppers to keep her hydrated. And YES, it does NOT get much more difficult than watching your infant become dehydrated.

Alyssa on

All bottles claim the same thing….in the end it’s up to the baby to make the decision.

MDany on

Really Janna? I think that you should lighten up a lot. Obviously, you don’t have children. I may be concerned about the rainforest, the plight of Darfur and domestic terror but there are other things on my agenda as well. A screaming infant who will not take a bottle is no picnic.

Sloanesmomma on

been nursing my little one going on 14 months and she will not take a bottle…so i when she drinks a sip of water once a day it is from a straw or a sip because she will not take it from sippy cups or bottles

Katie on

I couldn’t nurse my first baby so I made an extra point to nurse my second child. Never gave him a bottle for the first 8 months. At 8 months, it was extremely hard to get him to take a bottle. I even bought one similar to this that was supposed to be as close to the breast as possible. Didn’t work at all! He went from breast to sippy cup at 12 months. Nursing an 11 month old got me teased I must say. People would say that kid has to be weaned before kindergarten!! So sad.

Holiday on

My dd is 18 months old and has never taken a bottle either. That meant I could not leave the house to even go to the store in fear that she would be hungry and not take the bottle.

kimmie on

Janna is totally right. It is the way the article is written. It’s not critisizing anyone or anything, but you can’t compare death with baby’s inability to take a bottle. There are really worse things than that.

Amanda on

I’ve had two babies that would not take a bottle, it was hard but I definitely wouldn’t classify it as even close to ‘the hardest thing’ and I’m not talking about death and disease. Parenting is hard, the bottle thing is pretty low on the scale. Even without that rediculous sentence all these expensive bottles really make it no more likely your baby will take a bottle. I bought them with my second and she wouldn’t take them, same with my 3rd. My 1st took those cheap $1-2 bottles over anything else and my 4th takes Playtex nursers and I have at least $100 worth of bottles sitting collecting dust (adiri, breastflow, dr browns, avent, some green ones, nuk, ect) The only key I’ve found to increase the odds of baby taking a bottle is introducing it early and consistently. By 3-4 weeks they should have their first bottle and someone other than you should feed them a bottle at least once a week.

NLT on

I have only had success with my BF baby taking a bottle if my husband or someone else gave it to him. If I did, he wouldn’t take it.

Shannon on

I bet they will take it if they’re hungry enough. :)

Jillian on

I have to agree the first sentence threw me! “As every mother knows, the hardest thing to do is to get your breastfeeding baby to take a bottle.” As a mother their are FAR harder things I have and will encounter than this! What a silly statement.

Mary

Anonymous on

give your kid some formula, jesus people. they aren’t going to die and they aren’t going to thank you when they are 15 for you sacrificing the first year because you were scared to go out in public cause they wouldn’t take a bottle. nutrition is nutrition. give yourselves a f*kin break. I know a million instances of bf people who are sicker than ff kids and have more allergies, etc. you are not getting a gold star and your kid will not thank you when they are older or look at you differently. stop trying to be perfect and quit bitching on the interwebs.

Sloanesmomma on

oh i leave my house everyday for 2 hours since my baby was way younger then a year…..iv been on vacation about 5 weekend trips and out of the country for 2 weeks!!! and i never ever pump its verry easy to breast feed your child!!! not a big deal its natural and easy and im alway verry discrete about it…….i wonder what 18 month old would get hungry if just running to the store even if it took a hour…..an 18 month old does not need to be nursed like a newborn!!!!!!! i nurse my 14 month old 3-4 times a day!!! not eevery hour just morning nap and bedtime and maybe once in between!!!

M on

I’ll give it a shot. My four month old still won’t take a bottle. Even if I leave for an hour or two she seems to scream non-stop for my husband! It’s like she knows I’m gone–even when she’s asleep.

Kat on

Shannon, not so. They might take a sip or two, but then they will return to screaming. A baby knows what it wants, and only has one way to tell you!

My daughter has never be good at gaining weight, even eating tons, so I had to start her on bottles of breastmilk before she was a month to gage her intake. Never have I been more thankful for her adventurous nature!

JMO on

I think there are worse things in life too but this article said every BREASTFEEDING mother so it basically was speaking of the hard challenges of what BF mothers go through transitioning their little one’s to a bottle and nothing more.

That being said maybe it could of been worded, “Every breastfeeding mother knows how hard it can be to get your baby to take a bottle.” Perhaps that wouldn’t have ruffled feathers as much ;)

kimmie on

yes, JMO, agree !

Rhi on

I think it’s great!

No, it won’t work for every child but for some finnicky babies who aren’t going to take more generic bottles then it might be a lifesaver.

My son was a snack-baby. He’d nurse for 5-10 minutes every 20-30 minutes around the clock. It was miserable. I tried all the tricks and dozens of bottles and nothing worked. I wish these had existed then. It might’ve really helped both of us to be a bit more sane and happy in those early months.

If it doesn’t work for you that’s unfortunate but it doesn’t make this a stupid or crummy product overall.

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