I am big on breastfeeding as much as possible, but I wanted the option of bottle feeding stored breastmilk too. So when I was expecting my first, I was really interested to try this bottle since it is supposed to be similar to breastfeeding. I wanted to pump and store milk so I would have the freedom to get up and go without having to interrupt things to nurse every hour or two. Unfortunately for my son, this bottle wasn't like his mama at all. He did take the bottle pretty well with the first nipple, but he had lots of trouble bringing any milk out of it. He would "nurse" on the bottle forever. When the first nipple wore out and I switched to a new nipple, the problem got even worse. I thought maybe the nipple wasn't a fast enough flow, but then my husband and I tried it. We couldn't get anything out of it either. The holes in the nipple mustn't have been cut all the way through. Poor guy had been sucking furiously forever and getting nothing. I finally left the restaurant we were in and nursed him in the car. This whole system is kind of a pain. The shape of the nipple isn't amazingly like mama's breast at all. And if one of the holes wears through so the baby can actually pull milk through, it becomes a choking hazard. I didn't like having to check the nipple all the time for wear and tear. It was not a "front of the cabinet" bottle choice. I preferred Playtex bottles.
Egg Harbor City, NJ