Disclosure: My friend Rita received the following for review. All opinions are her own.
I truly enjoy being able to give my children the best and for me that meant to breastfeed for the first year. Fortunately, I was able to nurse without any complications. However, I still find the entire process to be a challenge. Thus, I always welcomed the inclusion of bottle-feeding in order to take a break. With my son I had no difficulties and he took well to the bottle immediately. This, second time around, I have encountered a new problem: my baby won’t take the bottle! I had heard many women complain about this, but I never anticipated having to deal with the same issue. My husband and I tried several bottles with no success until a friend told me about Mimijumi.
Mimijumi is the closest bottle we have found to substitute myself and it is the only bottle that my daughter will take. I was about to give up on bottle-feeding and had even planned to have my baby brought to me at work for feedings rather than pumping. Unlike any other bottles we tried, our little one actually allowed the Mimijumi bottle to go in and took some sips from it. It’s still a work in progress, but it’s a huge improvement. The Mimijumi is the only bottle that she has responded to and is that only bottle that has regained my hope of getting her to take a bottle.
With other bottles, my daughter would cry on sight and we could not even get the bottle in her mouth. The breast-like nipple on the Mimijumi looks and acts like a real breast. The nipple is made from a medical and food grade silicone which mimics the natural breast better than the competitors I tried. The tan color and look are a bit odd at first, but I was surprised to find that my baby actually did like this and seemed to cause less nipple confusion. The bottle is designed to provide a natural feeding experience and no flow rate. The baby controls the milk flow with a natural latch rather than have different nipples for different flow rates like many competitors.
Compared to so many other bottles that I tried, I love how simple and sleek the design of this bottle including the bright easy to see red coloring against the very clean and clear bottle. The sleek design also incorporates better functionality with a wide opening for easy pouring and an angled top to help position the bottle automatically during feeding. It comes in four simple parts including a no-skid base making it easy to clean and sterilize. The bottles come in two different sizes cutely described as the 8 oz “Very Hungry” and the “No So Hungry” 4oz. Additionally the bottles are dishwasher safe and free from BPA, BPS, latex or phthalates giving me an added comfort of safety in using them.
Having struggled with bottle-feeding, Mimijumi seems to have raised hope for me when I was about to give up. While I was surprised that such a simple looking bottle that was so uniquely designed was something my daughter took, I am not surprised that this bottle is such a big hit amongst so many parents.
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