The story begins a little something like this: Two tired parents and their new baby sit in the doctor’s office describing a set of symptoms. Non-stop crying, lots of gas, spit-up and burping. The parents can’t find a solution; nothing is working, and they need help. So, the doctor does what doctors are doing for babies across the country: Recommending Dr. Brown’s baby bottles.
What drives parents, pediatricians, and Dr. Brown’s to seek solutions is the same: Helping our little ones. From feeding comfortably to sleeping soundly, we all have the same goal. This is what makes Dr. Brown’s the most recommended bottle by pediatricians in the United States.
And it all centers around one small “straw.”
That one small straw is actually the reservoir of a powerful internal vent system that’s clinically proven to reduce symptoms of colic, like spitting, burping, and gas. The internal vent system works by channeling air away from the liquid contents in the bottle, be that milk or formula, eliminating negative pressure and air bubbles. No air in the milk means no air in baby’s belly – and less feeding problems.
It works so well, in a study done on colicky babies in the UK, moms chose Dr. Brown’s first to relieve symptoms. And for good reason:
The experts agree. In another survey conducted with healthcare professionals in the UK, Dr. Brown’s anti-colic bottle was the number one choice for the relief of colicky symptoms.
But that’s not all. The internal vent system doesn’t just reduce symptoms of colic and feeding problems; it helps with a whole lot more.
Because the internal vent system eliminates air bubbles in breastmilk and formula, it reduces the amount of impact air has on the contents. Oxygen can be destructive to the vitamins and nutrients in milk, causing it to lose nutritional value. The more air that mixes with the milk, the faster the vitamins will degrade.
Since Dr. Brown’s vent system channels air away from the milk, nutrients like vitamins C, A, & E are better preserved – so more goes to your little one with each feeding. Every drop of breastmilk or formula is so important, and with Dr. Brown’s bottles, every drop counts.
We talked a little bit before about how Dr. Brown’s bottles eliminate negative pressure. Because of this, liquid can slowly but steadily flow from the nipple when you turn the bottle over; add in the sucking motion of a feeding baby, and it opens the flow much like breastfeeding. That means baby has to work to get milk, but not hard enough to cause feeding issues or ear infections – also much like breastfeeding. Since they are familiar with feeding in this same way while breastfeeding, using a Dr. Brown’s bottle every now and then doesn’t much change the experience between the two. Because of this, switching back and forth between bottle feeding and breastfeeding should be a breeze.
There’s something else on our bottles that help preserve breastfeeding: Our silicone nipples. The unique manufacturing process of the silicone nipples keeps nipple flow rate between same-level nipples, well, the same. In fact, in a study done on nipple flow levels of major bottle brands, Dr. Brown’s came out with the most consistent flow between same-level nipples. Which means every Level 1 Nipple you buy has the same flow rate – and that applies to every nipple level we offer. So, when mom finds the nipple level that most closely resembles her own flow rate, she knows each nipple bought will be the same.
A baby with a gassy stomach isn’t going to settle easily into naps and bedtime. Feeding time is often the trigger of an upset tummy; the more air baby intakes when feeding, the more gas and reflux are likely to show up. The type of bottle you use can actually be a cause of air getting in baby’s belly during bottle feeding. Which is why it’s important to use a vented bottle – but not just any vented bottle.
Dr. Brown’s internal vent system offers a fully vented atmosphere, which means air is eliminated and gas and reflux are reduced. So baby can take a bottle before naptime and bedtime without waking up shortly after with gas pains.
We are so honored to officially be the most recommended bottle by pediatricians in the U.S. But it’s an even bigger deal to us to be recommended by moms and dads everywhere. After all, you’re the ones trusting our bottles every day; without your support over the past 20-odd years, we wouldn’t be around. And here’s what you’ve been saying:
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As we improve and innovate current and new products, we’ll continue do so with the same goal as parents and pediatricians: Helping our little ones grow and prosper. Thank you for making us the bottle brand we are today!« How to Sterilize Your Dr. Brown’s Bottles Keep Baby Cool During Summer Fun »