Complete Bottle Feeding Guide

At Tommee Tippee, we know that bottle feeding and all the stuff that comes with it can be daunting for new parents.

Whether you choose breastfeeding, bottle feeding, or a bit of both…

There are many ways to feed your baby. When it comes down to it, you’ll choose what’s best for you and your little one.

So, don’t stress! Take a deep breath and we’ll help you work it out with our handy introduction to all things bottle feeding.

Over 50 years of experience

We started making baby products to make life simpler for real families.

And we’ve never stopped!

We asked, and 95% of mums would recommend* our bottles. In fact, our two best bottle feeding innovations (the most breast-like teat ever and extra-wide neck bottles) were both ideas that came from real mums.

*Based on 2021 study of 524 parents who use Tommee Tippee bottles.

Meet the family

The unique curved shape of our bottles makes it easy for you to hold your baby in the most natural position when they’re feeding – close to you.

 Whichever bottle you choose, we guarantee that they’re all BPA, BPS and phthalate-free for ultimate reassurance.

Take a look at the videos below to help you decide which bottle is best for you and your baby.

Made from polyphenylsulfone (PPSU), these amber-tone baby bottles are highly durable and heat-resistant and won’t retain odours or stains left behind by milk.

Our original breast-like bottle that’s shaped like a breast because babies prefer it that way. Transition from boob to bottle with less fuss from baby and less stress for you.

Less air, more smiles. Our Advanced Anti-Colic bottles take air out of milk and away from baby’s tummy using powerful anti-colic technology and a special venting system.

Designed with our famous breast-like teat and made from durable borosilicate glass, our glass baby bottles are not only recyclable, they're also resistant to odours and stains.

Our silicone bottles are soft, squishy and comforting, allowing the warmth of the milk to be felt by baby as they feed. Breast-like and brilliant, they feel just like mum!

Boob-like and brilliant

All Tommee Tippee bottles have one thing in common...

...the most breast-like teat, ever!

Go with the flow

Wondering how many bottles and teats you’ll need?

Newborn babies can feed anywhere between eight to 12 times in 24 hours, so you’ll need four to six bottles and teats to get started with. You usually get teats with your bottles, but it’s a good idea to have a few extra in case they get damaged or lost.

Our bottles come in a range of sizes that grow with your baby, and our baby bottle teats have different flow rates too, so that milk baby’s milk can flow faster as they grow.

Bottle warmers

mum warming a baby bottle in her kitchen

3-in-1 Bottle & Pouch Warmer

This intelligent warmer gently heats breastmilk or formula to body temperature, preserving the nutrients in every feed.

A safe, quick and simple way to warm feeds, it can even be used from frozen.

mum and baby with an insulated bottle bag

Insulated Bottle Bags

Our insulated bottle bags make feeding on the move so much easier. Simply pop a bottle of warmed water into the pouch and add formula powder.

Squeaky clean and ready to feed

tommee tippee uv steriliser in a kitchen


You should sterilise anything that contacts milk, as well as anything that regularly goes in your baby’s mouth. We know, it seems like a lot of work, but it’s simple thanks to our range of electric and steam sterilisers.

mum putting a baby bottle into a microwave sterilising bag

Sterilising Bags

Quick and convenient, our reusable steriliser bags give you a sterile bottle in seconds, at home or when you’re out and about. Plus, you can use each bag up to 30 times!

Preparation is key

We know that those late night and early morning feeds when everyone just wants to get some more sleep can be a real stress test...

...that’s where our Perfect Prep™ machines come in!

Day and night, they make bottle feeding a dream by preparing the perfect bottle in just two minutes.

Bottle feeding breastmilk?

Our Made for Me™ range can help...

mum using a double electric breast pump

Breast Pumps

Using a breast pump to express milk and build up a supply in the freezer can be super helpful, then your partner, friends, or family members can pitch in and help with bottle feeds.

Manual or electric, our Made for Me™ pumps are designed with mum’s comfort in mind, so that you feel confident to express when and wherever you like.

Breastmilk Pouch & Bottle Kit

This set makes everything simpler. By using a single pouch to express, store, warm and feed, there’s no need to transfer milk at any stage. Our pre-sterilised pouches fit directly onto all leading breast pump brands and can be stored in the fridge or freezer.

When it’s feed time, just warm your milk in the pouch, then slot it into the holder and twist on a bottle teat of your choice.


Breast milk can be stored using the following guidelines*…

 Method of Storing Breast Milk Use Within  Remember...
Room temperature <25°C  6 Hours
  • Never defrost or heat breast milk in a microwave. 
  • Never re-freeze breast milk.
  • Milk stored in the fridge but intended for freezing should be frozen within 24 hours. 
  • Once defrosted, the breast milk should be kept in the fridge and used within 12 hours. 
  • Do not boil breast milk. 
  • Throw away any leftover breast milk after freezing. 
Refrigerated at 5-10°C  3 Days 
Refrigerated at 0-4°C 6 Days 
Frozen  6 Months

*Please note, this table aims to provide a guide to how long you can store breastmilk for a full term baby with no additional health concerns.

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