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What is the best bottle for a newborn baby? If you have just had your baby and you are thinking of combining breastfeeding with bottle feeding from birth, or artificial breastfeeding, we are going to help you with this post created by our expert midwives in breastfeeding for you, best newborn bottle feeding.

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What type of bottle is best for a newborn baby?

The best bottle for a newborn is the one most representative of your mother’s breast. If you use a generic bottle, your baby will probably suffer from newborn confusion factor syndrome, and you will end up losing your breastfeeding.

Therefore, the best bottle for a newborn baby will be a Happymami custom-designed bottle. Getting the most representative teat of your breast, preventing the confusion factor for your baby, protecting your breastfeeding.

Which bottle is closest to the breast?

The most breast-like bottle and the best bottle for a newborn baby is Happymami’s custom-designed bottle. The only bottle in the world that is tailor-made by each mother for her baby, giving you the bottle that is most representative of your breast.

Because all brands of generic bottles are sold as the closest to the mother’s breast, but which breast? yours or mine? Because there are infinite breasts and adapting to you is extremely important to take care of your breastfeeding.

What size newborn bottle?

The ideal bottle size for a newborn baby is 150 ml capacity. To put us in the picture, on the first day your baby will take about 20 ml per feeding and it will not be until 3 months of age that he/she will not take more than 150 ml per feeding.

How much bottle-feeding is given to a newborn baby?

The amount of bottle milk for a newborn will depend on the age of your baby, and whether the feedings are for supplementation or a full feeding.

If it is supplementation, your paediatrician will have given you the exact amount your baby should take, remember to offer the breast first until empty and then give the supplement. One idea to internalise is “offer the breast thinking that there is no bottle afterwards”. This way you will take the time to breastfeed your baby and then give him the supplement.

If, on the other hand, it is for a complete feeding, in this case we must take into account the age of your baby, and here are some indicative quantities according to age. These amounts of bottle milk will also be defined on the bottle of formula if you use it. Please note, and many mothers do not ask, whether you bottle-feed with breast milk or formula milk, the amount will be the same, as the volumes are developed on the basis of the newborn’s stomach capacities, not the Kcal needed.

Indicative quantities of newborn bottle by age:

  • 2 days 19 to 20 ml per dose
  • 3 days 30 to 40 ml per dose
  • 4 to 5 days 50 ml per dose
  • 6 to 7 days 60 to 70 ml per dose
  • 8 days 70 ml per feeding
  • 9 to 15 days 80 to 90 ml per intake
  • 15 days to 1 month 110 to 120 ml per intake
  • 2 months 120 to 150 ml per feeding
  • 3 months 150 to 180 ml per feeding
  • 4 months 180 to 210 thousand per shot
  • 5 months 210 ml per feeding
  • 6 months 210 to 250 ml per feeding.

How many bottles should a newborn baby have?

The number of bottles you need for your newborn baby The requirements will depend on the type of feeding you are going to offer your baby, because the requirements for a baby who uses a bottle on an ad hoc basis will not be the same as for a baby who uses a bottle every 3 hours as a supplement to your breastfeeding because the baby does not gain weight.

In the case of a baby who uses a bottle on an occasional basis, or we want to have a bottle just in case, having a bottle for a newborn with a slow flow will be more than enough.

If, on the other hand, we have to offer our baby a bottle every 3 hours because we need to supplement, you will need at least 2 bottles to combine while one is being cleaned and the other is being prepared, and this option can be extended in number for greater convenience.

How often do you change teats and bottles for newborns?

The scientific evidence and the European Standards drawn up by the CTN 172 technical committee on infancy currently in force indicate that for reasons of safety and hygiene, they recommend replacing teats and bottles between 4 and 8 weeks, with 90 days being the maximum recommended time of use. Or replace at the first signs of deterioration or breakage.

These parameters have been taken on the basis of biodurability (maximum residence time without deterioration); biocompatibility (ability to induce reactions or toxicity), tendency to encrustation (precipitation of mucoids and crystalloids) and tendency to bacterial adherence.

At Happymami we understand that each case is unique, and always looking to offer you the best, we made our Happymami bottle from the strongest and best material for a bottle, the latest generation medical grade silicone to give the highest resistance to the natural wear and tear of the use of nipples and bottles.

What happens if I give a bottle to a newborn?

It all depends on the type of bottle we use, because a newborn baby has many reflexes that help him/her “survive”, the so-called innate reflexes. For example, the search reflex, which consists of opening its mouth when something touches its mouth. And the sucking reflex, which consists of sucking when something touches the palate.

But they don’t know what mom’s breast looks like and as the days go by they will learn to identify it perfectly, establishing your breastfeeding, so using the bottle that is most representative of your breast will be crucial to prevent your baby from the confusion factor and protect your breastfeeding.

Because science warns us, 50% of babies who use a generic bottle suffer from the confusion factor and lose their breastfeeding. So, if you need or want to use a bottle with your newborn baby, we should use the one that most closely resembles your breast and the best option will be a custom-designed one.

What is the best brand of baby bottle for a newborn?

Nowadays there are many brands of baby bottles and we are fortunate to have a wide variety and high quality in the market. The important thing will be to select the most suitable for your case.

Undoubtedly, in order to select one bottle or another, it is best to take into consideration several points. That it is not a generic bottle, and the materials of the bottle itself.

So the best choice of bottle for a newborn will be a custom-designed Happymami bottle. You prevent the confounding factor to your baby, protecting your breastfeeding.

In addition, during the development of our Happymami bottles, we took into account all the needs of bottle-using moms, creating an entire bottle made of the highest quality medical grade silicone.

A material subject to strict controls, free of BPA, BPF and BPS, which are toxins that can be found in plastic, and if dropped, it does not break as happens with glass. A bottle carefully designed to offer you the best solution.

In the end, the Happymami project was created by midwives and moms who work with moms like you every day, and we saw how generic bottles destroy thousands of breastfeeding every day, and we started working to offer you a real solution, so you can use a bottle without losing your breastfeeding, resulting in the only custom designed bottle in the world, the Happymami bottle.

Which formula is best for the newborn bottle?

As with bottles, there are many brands of formula, with many variations to adapt to the needs of each newborn. That is why there is no best brand or type of milk for a newborn. All of them meet the requirements of the regulations to be suitable for our babies, depending on which supplements or special characteristics they have for tolerances.

But keep in mind that each brand of milk has its own flavor, and a brand that you are convinced to buy, your baby may not like, or may love. That is why our recommendation is always to try a brand by buying the smallest bottle or asking someone you know to leave you a sample, so you can first assess whether your baby likes or dislikes that type of milk before buying.

How to give a bottle to a newborn baby?

There are many trends on how to give a bottle to a newborn, but the one with the most scientific evidence is undoubtedly the one recommended by UPTODATE, an international scientific reference, which makes the following recommendation

  1. Position your baby as upright as possible.
  2. Caress your baby’s mouth with the teat of the bottle and when he opens his mouth we introduce the bottle.
  3. Tilt the bottle upwards so that the nipple is partially filled with milk, and let your baby suckle for a few minutes (Do not put the bottle horizontally, since if there is little milk, the nipple will not empty and when your baby sucks, milk will not fall out and this will be an unpleasant experience for your baby).
  4. When your baby takes breaks, tilt the bottle down to empty the nipple.
  5. Repeat this process until your baby shows signs of fullness. A bottle feeding should last at least 10 to 15 minutes, just like breastfeeding.

Conclusion the best newborn bottle

And what is the best bottle for a newborn? As we always say, each case is different and in the end adapting this information to your case will be ideal. And from the bottom of your heart, if you need a bottle, don’t hesitate to use a custom-designed Happymami. We created this project to help moms like you to protect their breastfeeding when they need or want to use a bottle with their breastfeeding. We will always offer you our best.

Bibliography the best newborn bottle

1. UNE CTC 172. Spanish Standard UNE-EN 14350 Childcare articles, liquid feeding articles, safety requirements and test methods. Genova 6, 28004 Madrid; 2021 Mar.

2. Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification. AENOR STANDARD PACIFIER AENOR STANDARD PACIFIER. C Génova, 6 28004 Madrid: AENOR; 2003.

3. the Agriculture ONUP the A and. GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF FOOD HYGIENE [Internet].Fao.org. 2011 [citado el 22 de diciembre de 2022]. Available in this document.

4. de Andalucía J. Recommendations on childcare articles [Internet]. Consumption Responds. 2015 [citado el 22 de diciembre de 2022]. Available in: https://www.consumoresponde.es/recomendaciones-articulos-puericultura 5. Light childcare articles [Internet]. Farmaceuticos.com. [citado el 22 de diciembre de 2022]. Available in: https://botplusweb.farmaceuticos.com/documentos/2019/2/25/131500.pdf

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Manuel Fernández
Grado universitario de enfermería experto en obstetricia y ginecología (matrón) por la universidad de Jaén.Miembro Comité Lactancia Materna Departamento 16 de salud Marina Baixa.Trabajador actual del Hospital Marina Baixa ginecología y obstetricia. Jefe del servicio de matronas y CCO de Happymami. Master en "Integración en cuidados y resolución de problemas clínicos en enfermería" Experto Universitario en "Indicación, uso y autorización de medicamentos y productos sanitarios en cuidados generales de enfermería" Experto Universitario en "Urgencias y Emergencias Vitales" Formación continuada acumulada de 3.229 horas Publicaciones: Vol. 11 nº 3 Septiembre 2009. Página 16-20. Revista: "Revista oficial de la sociedad española de enfermería oncológica" Título: Extravasación por antraciclinas a propósito de un caso. Revisión de la literatura.
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Sabemos que durante la toma se produce una elongación del pezón, y la hemos tenido en cuenta durante el desarrollo de nuestras tetinas. Selecciona el pezón con el que te sientas más representada previo a la toma. 

Y por último, si usas pezoneras ten en cuenta el tamaño de la pezonera. 




¡Hola soy Alba! El holograma real de una de nuestras matronas y voy a acompañarte durante todo el proceso de diseño ¡Encantada de conocerte!

Recuerda que el diseño serán 5 pasos y en cada paso encontrarás distintas opciones entre las que irás deslizando para encontrar tu diseño perfecto.

Si das lactancia materna sigue las pautas con la marca:

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Si das biberón de forma exclusiva sigue las pautas con la marca:

[Biberón Exclusivamente]

1º Tipo de pezón

2º Inclinación de la tetina

3º Velocidad del flujo

4ºCapacidad del Vaso

5ºDale Color

Si tienes dudas con tu diseño puedes contactarnos por WhatsApp para que te ayudemos.

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[B] Escogemos el flujo según la edad del bebé.

Recuerda que si vas a usar cereales, tienen una densidad mayor a la leche líquida, por eso tenemos disponible un flujo exclusivo para cereales y/o papillas


[LM] Existen corrientes de usar un flujo menor correspondiente a la edad del bebé.

Con Happymami no hace falta, nosotras para desarrollar nuestros Happymamis estudiamos la lactancia materna en su conjunto. La eyección de leche materna, el flujo de salida en cada etapa, la succión del bebé, las necesidades del bebé…. Y a partir de ahí desarrollamos nuestros flujos.

Entonces si tú tienes un bebé de 4 meses y le pones un flujo para bebés de 2 meses, lo que probablemente tenga más riesgo es que tu bebé rechace el biberón.

Por eso nuestra recomendación es que cojas el flujo que le corresponde por edad, y sigas las pautas que te daremos al realizar tu compra para que tu bebé coja el biberón sin afectar a tu lactancia materna.


[B] Si tu bebé sufre muchos cólicos necesitamos un biberón con un sellado total, que corresponde a la inclinación pronunciada. Por el contrario, usaremos una inclinación media, para casos aislados de cólicos. Y una inclinación suave en casos especiales indicados por nuestras matronas.


[LM] Puedes ponerte de perfil y observarte el pecho.

  • ¿Tienes un pecho totalmente plano? cogemos inclinación suave.
  • Si acaba totalmente en punta, escoge inclinación pronunciada.
  • O si más bien es redondito, inclinación media.

Si tienes dudas entre cualquier forma y redondeado, nuestro consejo es que cojas la inclinación media que corresponde al redondeado.


[Biberón exclusivamente] Si es el primer biberón que vas a usar desde el nacimiento, nuestra recomendación es que escojas un pezón medio.Por otra parte, si tu bebé ha usado ya otros biberones y los rechaza, o si al usar el chupete le genera muchos ascos y arcadas a tu bebé escogeremos pezón pequeño.

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[LM] Necesito que midas la longitud de tu pezón antes de la toma, [GUÍA PARA MEDIR PEZÓN].   

Sabemos que durante la toma se produce una elongación del pezón, y la hemos tenido en cuenta durante el desarrollo de nuestras tetinas. Por eso se tomaron justo esos parámetros de la medida del pezón antes de realizar la toma

Y por último, si usas pezoneras ten en cuenta el tamaño de la pezonera.