We’ve been through lots of bottles in this house, and until recently, kept coming back to the Avent bottles. Out of the Nuk, Soothie, and some other brand that I don’t remember, Hila seemed to like the Avent best.
Whenever she eats, however, we need to put a cloth around her neck because she ends up dribbling out a huge amount of milk and getting it all over her body, her clothes, and whoever is feeding her. I would never dream of feeding her without one of those cloths. It is just extremely messy.
For some reason, I didn’t even think to hold the bottle responsible for this, and just assumed it had to do with Hila’s mouth and tongue — we had the frenulum snipped when she was few weeks old because she wasn’t nursing, and thought somehow that her nursing problems were just feeding problems in general.
I recently got bored with the Avent bottles and bought some MAM bottles (including a blue one that says “Little Man” on it — whoops). The MAM nipples are wider than the Avent‘s and fill Hila’s mouth better. This means that there aren’t huge pockets of room open at the sides of her mouth for the milk to stream out. Which means MUCH neater eating. Still messy (maybe it is also physiological), but not as bad.
And the MAM bottles are cuter than the boring Avents. Not that that matters of course…