Medela Breast Milk Bottle Set

Last updated date: June 14, 2019

DWYM Score
8.0

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We looked at the top 1 Baby Bottles and dug through the reviews from 13 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Mom Loves Best, Baby Gear Lab, What To Expect, The Bump, Toodrie, The Changing Tables, Well Being Kid, We Moms Life, Check Pregnancy, Baby Box Lab, Our Start and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Baby Bottle you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 125 expert reviews, the Medela Medela Breast Milk Bottle Set placed 9th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Checkout The Best Baby Bottle for a detailed review of all the top baby bottles.

Expert Summarized Score
8.1
13 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.9
1,798 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
A budget product that doesn't compromise quality. Includes air-reducing vented nipples and leak-proof design.
- BestReviews
These bottles are easy to use and don’t have many parts to them.
- Mom Loves Best
February 7, 2019 | Full review
The best thing about this Medela bottle is the compatibility with Medela breast pumps and other accessories.
- Baby Gear Lab
July 1, 2016 | Full review
Moms who exclusively pump do double the work, so why not make things a little easier by pairing a Medela pump with Medela bottles? This way you don't have to add in other containers (and more things to clean).
- What To Expect
The brand’s storage containers do triple duty: you pump directly into them, store your milk and then screw on the nipple to use them as a bottle.
- Baby List
February 19, 2019 | Full review
The Medela breastmilk bottle has a price point that makes moms happy and plenty of great features to boot.
- The Bump
Speaking of cleanliness, the bottle set also comes with a travel cap for keeping the dust and dirt from reaching the nipple area of the bottle.
- Toodrie
May 3, 2019 | Full review
Each of the bottles comes with a screw-on leak-proof lid that makes the bottles safe for transport and storage.
- The Changing Tables
July 2, 2018 | Full review
The nipple work by urging child to make a vacuum between their mouth and the nipple, and at exactly that point the drain will stream.
- Well Being Kid
The product is compatible with all Medela breast pumps, so you can pump, store and feed with one container
- We Moms Life
Most moms love these bottles from Medela because they are very easy to assemble and you can assemble them whilst being engrossed in some other thing because of how simple it is.
- Check Pregnancy
October 23, 2019 | Full review
I really like this set. I think it is perfect and I love the fact that it doesn’t only come with the standard bottle and nipple but also the bottle caps and nipple covers.
- Baby Box Lab
June 17, 2016 | Full review
Parents liked the bigger bottles. The larger ounce bottles were especially helpful for children as they grew up and drank more.
- Our Start
October 24, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The nipples have a somewhat fast flow.
- BestReviews
If you don’t line up the nipples perfectly, the bottles leak.
- Mom Loves Best
February 7, 2019 | Full review
The Medela nipple leaks regularly and despite our efforts to limit this problem. We experienced leaking around the nipple area and around the collar where the nipple portion attaches to the bottle.
- Baby Gear Lab
July 1, 2016 | Full review
Although these bottles are made without BPA, some parents wish there was a glass option.
- Baby List
February 19, 2019 | Full review
Nipple collapses making it very difficult to suckle from.
- Toodrie
May 3, 2019 | Full review
The default nipples’ flow may be too fast for the baby.
- The Changing Tables
July 2, 2018 | Full review
Nipple flow is not designed for younger babies
- Well Being Kid
A few users complain about nipples
- We Moms Life
The bottles may leak if the nipples aren’t perfectly lined up.
- Check Pregnancy
October 23, 2019 | Full review
After a while of using these bottles I noticed that the nipples would collapse and it would create a weird suction between the baby’s mouth and the bottle.
- Baby Box Lab
June 17, 2016 | Full review
For some babies, the nipples let in a lot of air and also collapsed during feeding time.
- Our Start
October 24, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Medela polypropylene breast milk bottles are made without BPA, designed to retain breast milk's beneficial properties. Compatible with all Medela breast pumps, so you can pump, store and feed with one container. Great for long term storage. Dishwasher safe. Measure the exact amount of milk you're pumping with the ounce and millimeter markers. Screw on lids for leak proof storage, travel and freezing. Travel cap keeps nipple clean. Includes (3) bottles; (3) wide based medium-flow nipples; (3) collars, solid lids & caps. Plastic bottles and component parts become brittle when frozen and may break when dropped. Also, bottles and component parts may become damaged if mishandled, e.g. dropped, over-tightened, or knocked over. Take appropriate care in handling bottles and components.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Philips Avent Natural Newborn Baby Bottle Starter Set
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 14
2. Evenflo Classic Glass Twist Bottles
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 18
3. Dr. Brown’s Original Wide-Neck Bottle
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 7
4. Lansinoh Momma Breastmilk Feeding Bottle
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 9
5. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Bottle
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 12
6. Comotomo Natural Feel Baby Bottle
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 18
7. Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle Newborn Feeding Set
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 8
8. Playtex Baby Ventaire Anti Colic Baby Bottle
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 12
9. Medela Breast Milk Bottle Set
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 13

An Overview On Baby Bottles

Whether you plan on pumping breast milk so your spouse can feed your little one or you prefer to use formula, you’ll need a good set of baby bottles. With several different types of bottles on the market, it’s a good idea to do a little research before you choose one.

 

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Start by examining what material the bottle is made from. If the bottle is created from plastic, you’ll want to look to see that it is BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate-free. Other bottles, like Evenflo Classic Glass Twist Bottles, are made from glass, which is recyclable and environmentally friendly. That means you won’t have to worry about any toxic chemicals seeping into the baby’s formula.

Next, check the bottle design. The best design will reduce the amount of air your baby ingests, preventing instances of gas, colic and spit-up. The Playtex Baby Ventaire Anti Colic Baby Bottle does just that. Not only does the bottle have a patented anti-colic bottom vent, but it’s also angular to lessen the chances of your baby developing an ear infection.

You’ll also want to look at how the formula is designed to flow through the bottle. Babies can get frustrated if the flow is too slow or choke if the flow is too fast. Dr. Brown’s Original Wide-Neck Bottle has an Internal Vent System that works in sync with its silicone nipple to flow at the baby’s pace.

If this is your first baby, or you’re shopping for a baby shower gift, you’ll want to consider a bottle set that comes with a few extras. The Philips Avent Natural Newborn Baby Bottle Starter Set, for example, not only comes with six bottles in two different sizes, but also a bottle brush for cleaning the bottles, a formula dispenser for packing formula to-go and a pacifier to comfort baby.

DYWM Fun Fact

Originally, breastfeeding was the only method for feeding a baby. If a new mother wasn’t making enough milk, a wet nurse was used. During the 18th and 19th century, however, there weren’t enough wet nurses to fill the demand. As a result, artificial feeding from a bottle using milk from cows, goats and sheep was used.

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Some of the first baby bottles were made from such materials as tin, porcelain and pewter. In ancient times, cow horns and terracotta jugs were used. By the 20th century, bottles had become commonplace and were being made from glass. Today’s bottles are made from plastic and feature either a rubber or silicone nipple.

The Baby Bottle Buying Guide

  • It is important to sterilize and clean your baby bottles properly before feedings. Sterilizing the bottles with boiling water should be done before the first use and again every so often if you have well water. After the first sterilization, you can take the bottles apart and either wash them in the dishwasher or soak them in a sink full of hot soapy water. Always rinse away any soap residue before using.
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  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends discontinuing the use of baby bottles by the time your child reaches 18 months of age. By then, you’ll want to switch to a sippy cup. This is important because the longer a toddler uses a bottle, the higher their chance of tooth decay.
  • Once you’ve retired your baby’s bottles, you can repurpose them. They can be used for everything from measuring liquids to holding snacks for a car ride to storing paintbrushes in between masterpieces.
  • Certain excess baby bottles can be tossed in your recycling bin. Turn the bottles over and look at the number on the bottom. If you see a five or seven, you can recycle them. You can also donate the bottles to a children’s charity or an animal shelter.
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  • Since most bottles are sold in sets, it’s important to consider what you get with each set when comparing prices. Even though Philips Avent Natural Newborn Baby Bottle Starter Set may be priced higher, it includes a total of six bottles, a bottle brush, a formula dispenser and a pacifier.