How do I know when my baby needs a bigger teat?

When should I change teat size?

We recommend changing your bottle teats every two months. And you should change them immediately if they’re damaged, weak or have been bitten by tiny teeth. As your baby grows, they’ll be able to feed more.

How do you know when a teat is too slow?

Your baby will tell you the bottle nipple flows TOO SLOWLY when you see:

  1. Sucking 3 or more times before swallowing.
  2. Pulling off the nipple and crying after a few sucks.
  3. Biting and tugging on the nipple.
  4. Losing interest in sucking.
  5. Falling asleep during feeding without being satisfied.

Can the wrong teat size cause wind?

When breast feeding the first thing to do is to address Mum’s diet……….. Breast milk is made from mother’s food intake and some babies, especially reflux or windy babies who are gut sensitive, can be in discomfort from drinking wind forming breast milk. … The wrong size and shape teat can make reflux much worse.

How long should a bottle feed take?

A bottle-feeding should take about 15-20 minutes. If the baby finishes the bottle in 5-10 minutes, the flow is likely to fast. If it takes your baby 30-45 minutes to take a bottle, the flow is too slow.

What teat should a 3 month old use?

We have medium flow teats, which most babies are ready for at around 3 months, and a fast flow teat which is best from around 6 months.

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What age are Variflow teats for?

We offer a range of flow rates to keep up with your growing baby. Every baby is different but as a guide we suggest slow flow for 0+months, medium flow for 3+ months and fast flow for 6+ months. We also offer a Vari-flow Teat to allow your little one to control their own feed.

How do you increase teat flow?

Run the nipple through the dishwasher or wash with hot, soapy water. Rinse well and test the new flow speed. Hold the bottle upside down when filled with liquid before giving to your baby. If the flow seems to be slightly increased, test the flow on your baby.