Moving from Breast to Bottle… and back Made Easier with Munchkin (& a Giveaway)

When Munchkin contacted me and asked me to try their LATCH bottle, I was not too hopeful. After all, I had tried every single bottle available on the market so if there was a bottle which would turn my little breastfeeding addict into a milk bottle drinker, surely I would have found it by then…

How wrong was I? The first time Wriggly tried her LATCH bottle, she drank 90 ml of formula! Until then, she had had maybe 30 ml at most, spitting back the majority of it!

Instagram - First time with her LATCH bottle

I will not lie and say it was plain sailing, with a bottle-refusing baby turning teat-addict overnight. Far from that, my friends, but you know what? After a few days persevering and offering a bottle every evening, she started enjoying it and drinking most of it.

Instagram - getting there with the bottle

To start with, she needed lots of Mummy cuddles and closeness to drink her bottle, but she now drinks it on her own, walking around the living room or lying down with her siblings. Result!

Drinking her milk on her own - LATCH bottlle

LATCH promises to ease “transition from breast to bottle and back” and they are not exaggerating! “Proper latch is achieved when mom’s nipple reaches all the way back to baby’s soft palate. The accordion-style nipple on LATCH stretches like the breast, helping baby latch easily and correctly.” It really does!

Munchkin have not created yet another bottle design. What they did was reinvent the bottle to mimic breastfeeding, and avoid the dreaded ‘teat to nipple’ or ‘nipple to teat’ confusion. LATCH has an accordion teat that moves and also works pretty much like the breast. So baby actually has to latch (hence the name!) on the bottle, just like they would when they are breastfeeding. If you want my opinion, that is a revolutionary design. The bottle also has a valve that avoids air bubbles in the milk and thus reduces the risk of colic.

Check my little lady. It looks like she is breastfeeding but she is having a bottle!

Wriggy drinking from her LATCH bottle - eases the transition between breastfeeding and bottle feeding and back

If you want proof, have a look at how the bottle stretches:

Were you breastfed or bottle fed?

You could win a LATCH™ Newborn Bottle Starter Set

How to enter the giveaway:
Check the instructions in the form below. You can pick and choose a range of ways in which to enter. The only one you must click on to get into the draw is the one asking you to leave a blog post comment. You must also leave a comment telling us whether you were breastfed or bottle fed for your entry to be valid.

Entries are open until 23.59 p.m. GMT time on 19 January 2016. Good luck!

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Disclosure:
– This is a sponsored post.
– The prize will be supplied directly by Munchkin UK.
– The giveaway is open to UK residents over 18.
– All opinions and photographs (other than the photo of the prize on Gleam) are my own.

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  1. I was bottle fed

  2. I was bottle feed

  3. I was breastfed up to 9 months

  4. emmav6 says:

    it sounds fab, i’m breastfeeding but my lg has a bottle before bed, she does ok with it but there is a lot of fussing and mess!

  5. winnie says:

    bottle fed

  6. Jo McPherson says:

    Bottle fed

  7. Liam Bishop says:

    I was breast until a few months and then bottle.

  8. Nichole says:

    Bottle Fed

  9. Susan H says:

    bottle fed like all the family

  10. Karen Knox says:

    I’m not sure, I think a combination of both from something my mother said, although for some reason I have never really asked!

  11. amy rennocks says:

    Breastfed and I breastfed my son too.

  12. Paula Readings says:

    I think i was breast fed.

  13. A bit of both

  14. Lara Latchem says:

    I was breastfeed as a baby

  15. Judith Allen (@JudeVFR400) says:

    I was bottle fed as Mum had TB so couldn’t breast feed.

  16. Hannah Cummings says:

    I was breastfed when I was a baby and im now due to have my first baby in April and im going to try and breastfeed her.

  17. This is so clever, wish I’d known about this for Alexander, hey maybe if I have another baby! x

  18. ruth robinson says:

    bottle fed

  19. CAT CULMER says:

    I was bottle fed

  20. I was breastfed.

  21. terence raymond lewis says:

    Bottle Fed

  22. S Edwards says:

    I was bottle feed

  23. Joanne Greer says:

    I’m not sure to be honest.

  24. Stephanie Tsang says:

    I was breastfed, and I breastfed both my babies.

  25. PAULINE HILL says:

    Bottle Fed

  26. I was bottle fed 🙂

  27. fozia Akhtar says:

    Breast fed

  28. Angela treadway says:

    Breast fed x

  29. Kim Styles says:

    don’t know !!

  30. Geraldine Tennant says:

    Don’t know we never discussed it before Mum died, however my daughter n law will be breastfeeding when her first child arrives any day now.

  31. Katie skeoch says:

    Both! Breasted until mum got pregnant with my sister!

  32. jamie millard says:

    bottle so I have been told

  33. Natalie Crossan says:

    breast and bottle

  34. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    I was bottle fed

  35. Karl Borowy says:

    breast fed

  36. daniel baugh says:

    i was bottle fed, and i came out ok. we will try to breast feed though

  37. Tammy Tudor says:

    I was bottle fed 🙂

  38. I was breastfed for a couple of months

  39. Suzanne Sendell says:

    bottle fed

  40. Jade Nuttall says:

    Apparently I was bottle fed!

  41. Bottle fed!

  42. leanne weir says:

    i was bottle fed

  43. John Frost says:

    bottle

  44. Claire Scott says:

    I was breastfed

  45. Victoria Thurgood says:

    bottle fed

  46. buddymagoo says:

    bottlefed

  47. Claire Power says:

    Bottle fed

  48. kate kathurima says:

    i was bottle fed mostly

  49. Sam Goodwin says:

    Both!

  50. Laura Nice says:

    Bottle fed x

  51. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Bottle fed

  52. claire woods says:

    bottle fed

  53. Rachel Butterworth says:

    Breastfed. Although I was bottle fed for a few days by my Grandma when my parents went away for a weekend break.

  54. leigh boyle says:

    breast till around 6 months x

  55. Isabelle Smith says:

    Bottle 😀

  56. Sue Bowden says:

    Bottle fed from the start x

  57. Kay Panayi says:

    Bottle fed

  58. Julie says:

    Breastfed

  59. Rebecca Roberts says:

    Bottle fed.i tryed to breast feed but found it difficult x

  60. katie w says:

    I was breastfed to begin with then around 4 months went to bottle

  61. Michelle Ferguson says:

    I was breast fed

  62. i was bottle fed

  63. cheryl pearson says:

    No idea! sorry

  64. Gillian Turner says:

    Breast for 6 month then when teeth arrived bottle.

  65. Jane H Shaw says:

    I was breastfed

  66. Julie Ward says:

    I was bottle fed

  67. Jackie ONeill says:

    Breastfed

  68. Karen Hughes says:

    I was breast fed for a few weeks then onto bottles. My granddaughter (5wks old) is primarily being breast fed but these will be fabulous for when she is bottle fed when being looked after by other family members!

  69. Bottle fed

  70. Charlotte Moore says:

    Bottle fed

  71. Jemma Webster says:

    I was breastfed until one year x

  72. Solange says:

    I was breast fed

  73. I was breastfed! Our first bean is due in June so anything that will help us when they arrive will be great!

  74. Colin Gault says:

    Bottle

  75. Lindy says:

    I was bottle fed 🙂

  76. gemma clark says:

    Breastfed to start with. Am currently breastfeeding my little one but after a spell in hospital with meningitis we do use bottles as well so would LOVE to try these!

  77. Michelle Murray says:

    I was bottle fed

  78. Robyn Logan Clarke says:

    bottle fed

  79. I was bottle fed

  80. Rich Tyler says:

    A bit of both i think

  81. sarah clegg says:

    bottlefed

  82. mandy smith says:

    i was bottlefed

  83. Hayley Colburn says:

    I was bottle fed

  84. Kristy Leanne Brown says:

    I was breast fed

  85. Sarah Tilley says:

    I was breast fed

  86. Hazel Murphy says:

    I was breast fed.

  87. kallie maile says:

    I was bottle fed

  88. I was a bottle fed baby

  89. jen morgan says:

    I was bottle fed x

  90. Karen Barrett says:

    Bottle Fed

  91. Nikki Hunter-Pike says:

    i was breastfed, i’ve expressed bottle/formula bottle fed one and breastfed the other, third due next month eek!

  92. charlotte says:

    I was breast fed

  93. Laura Asplin says:

    I was bottle fed

  94. Andrea Stordy says:

    Breast

  95. samantha r O'Donnell says:

    Bottle fed

  96. Adeinne Tonner says:

    I was bottle fed

  97. Kirsty Fox says:

    I was bottle fed.

  98. Lorraine Polley says:

    bottle fed

  99. Nicola Phipps says:

    I was bottle fed, as my mum was very unwell after having me 🙁 xx

  100. esme mccrubb says:

    I WAS BOTTLE FED

  101. Lillian Fisher says:

    I was bottle fed

  102. Bottle

  103. fiona butler says:

    bottle!

  104. breast feed

  105. Karen Laing says:

    I was bottle fed,that was 56 years ago but i made sure I breast fed all three of my children x

  106. ange coull says:

    i was bottle fed x

  107. Leanne Bell says:

    Breastfed – I’ve managed to breastfeed both Daughters too & will hopefully be able to carry on with my little Squishy due in May x

  108. Samantha margetts says:

    I was breast fed

  109. i was breast fed x

  110. cheryl kean says:

    i was bottle fed

  111. Maria P says:

    both

  112. Jane Middleton says:

    breast fed

  113. EJ Dunn says:

    I was breastfed for 9 months

  114. Nathan Gough says:

    Bottle fed, used to love my bottle so much mother had to let it go dirty so I was off it by 6 years old

  115. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog) says:

    A bit of both I think

  116. Susan B says:

    I was bottle fed.

  117. katherine b says:

    I was bottle feed

  118. Rachael w says:

    Breast for me!

  119. I was breastfed 🙂

  120. A.E. ADKINS says:

    Both

  121. Donna W says:

    I was breast fed which is probably why I was tall and skinny all those years go!

  122. Bottle fed

  123. Tamsin DEAN says:

    i was brestfed I think

  124. Katherine McDonald says:

    Breastfed

  125. Michelle Sykes says:

    I was breastfed

  126. Sher Fordham says:

    I was breastfed, as were my two brothers and sister

  127. Maggi L says:

    I was bottle fed

  128. Katherine Coldicott says:

    Bottle fed.

  129. Chris Bell says:

    I was breast fed, but I was born in 1979 so I *think* it was quite common place back then!

  130. I was breast fed 4 months then bottle fed after teething began. This design looks properly revolutionary, definitely going to try it for my little one (now 5 weeks old!) when I start expressing 🙂

  131. Bottle fed

  132. I was Bottle fed

  133. I was breast fed until I was about 2 x

  134. Damian Thomas says:

    I was Bottle Fed

  135. Kirsten Barthy says:

    I was bottle fed

  136. claire little says:

    I was bottle fed

  137. Kirsty Woods says:

    Breastfed 🙂

  138. Breast fed

  139. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    I was bottle fed. My mum wishes there was more support back then for breastfeeding as she would have loved to have done it.

  140. Karen Dixon says:

    I was Breastfed

  141. Petra Hora says:

    I was bottle fed.

  142. Leila Benhamida says:

    I was breastfed.

  143. stephanie whitehurst says:

    I will combine feed

  144. Emma Boitoult says:

    I was bottle fed.

  145. My mum tried to breastfeed me but had to stop so I was mostly bottle fed

  146. Meena Hindmarch says:

    Breast fed!

  147. melanie says:

    i was breast fed

  148. cathyj says:

    bottle fed

  149. Spencer Broadley says:

    I was bottle fed

  150. Caroline Buckley says:

    Breast fed and I breast fed my son. I’m due in 4 weeks so hoping to breastfeed again if possible and move onto bottle feeds

  151. ELZBIETA ZNYK says:

    I was bottle fed

  152. Laura Whittle says:

    Bottle Fed

  153. Kelly Hooper says:

    i was breast fed

  154. adrian price says:

    bottle fed

  155. Emma Davies says:

    Breast

  156. karen herbert says:

    Breastfed

  157. Leigh Larkin says:

    I was bottle fed

  158. l was bottle fed

  159. Emma Williams says:

    I was bottle fed ?

  160. Karen Howden says:

    Breast fed

  161. Samantha Jane says:

    I was bottle fed! So we’re both my brothers, I have also bottle fed my little boy and plan on with our little boy arriving in March, this would be perfect, thanks so much for the chance 🙂

  162. Lorraine Wilson says:

    i was bottle fed

  163. Jayne K says:

    Bottle fed I think

  164. Kerry W says:

    As far as I know, I was breast fed.

  165. tracey nock says:

    The product range looks perfect xxx

  166. Hayley Todd says:

    I was bottle fed

  167. Wendy Guy says:

    I was bottle fed.

  168. Chris Fletcher says:

    Breast with a bit of bottle!

  169. laura avery says:

    Breat for about a month then bottle. My 2 eldest where about the same Youngest was 19 months bf.

  170. Emilia nastaly-howard says:

    Bottle fed 🙂

  171. Joanne Jackson says:

    I was bottle fed

  172. Natalie Catterall says:

    I’m really not sure to be honest xx

  173. Laura H says:

    I was bottle fed

  174. Bottle Fed

  175. Lisa Mauchline says:

    I was bottle fed

  176. Sarah Saunders says:

    Bottle fed. xx

  177. heidi brown says:

    I was Bottle fed as a baby

  178. Chanise Kemp says:

    I was breastfed along with my 3 siblings.

  179. laura stewart says:

    bottle fed xx

  180. sharon a donnelly says:

    Bottle Fed

  181. Harley Richardson says:

    I was bottle fed x

  182. Natelle Cooper says:

    bottle fed

  183. Sue Moore says:

    I don’t know but I suspect it was bottle fed

  184. Rachel Bustin says:

    I was bottle fed

  185. jackie beckett says:

    I was breast fed

  186. Rachel O'Leary says:

    I was bottle fed

  187. Jill Fairbank says:

    I have no idea guess it’s breast knowing my mum

  188. Rachel B says:

    Bottle Fed.

  189. Breast fed

  190. Cheryl Jury says:

    Both, breastfed until about 6 months then bottle fed.

  191. I myself was bottle fed, but I breastfed my daughter and bottle fed my son.

  192. I was bottle fed

  193. Joanna Sawka says:

    breastfed

  194. Dawn Hull says:

    Bottle fed.

  195. Bottle fed

  196. I was bottlefed 🙂

  197. samantha mason says:

    I was bottle fed

  198. Anneka Hulse says:

    breastfed

  199. Lynsie Lynn says:

    I was breastfed until I got teeth, because as soon as I had teeth I kept biting my Mums nipples apparently! lol… Great Giveaway – Thanks for the opportunity.

  200. Chantele Cross-Jones says:

    Breastfed, and hope to do the same with our bean at the start! But going to need to combination bottle/breast due to running our own Photography company

  201. Monika S says:

    bottle fed

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