How do I know if my baby’s nipples are too slow?
After bottle-feeding has been going well for a couple months (give or take), you may notice that your baby:
- Starts fussing with the bottle.
- Unlatches and re-latches throughout the feed.
- Collapses the nipple during a feeding.
- Acts agitated.
- Bites or tugs on the nipple.
- Sucks several times before swallowing.
When should I change bottle nipples?
Once you’ve found a nipple your little one is comfortable with, it’s best to change bottle nipples every 3 months to ensure they remain in good condition. If you spot a crack anywhere, you’ll need to change it over straight away.
Can slow flow teats cause wind?
A general rule of thumb is that newborns will need a slower flowing teat, which comprises of just one small hole as bigger holes can result in them gulping too fast and having excessive wind.
Are slow flow nipples better for newborns?
While a fast-flowing bottle may be fine for an older baby, newborns and younger babies need a nipple with a slower flow to help them pace their sucking and swallowing and allow them to breath during feedings.
How do I know if my baby needs a faster flow teat?
The key signs baby needs a faster flow teats are:
- Reduction in the amount baby is feeding at each feed.
- Wanting more bottles during the day.
- Going less time between feeds.
- Waking in the night.
- Making lots of noise during feeds.
Is it OK to reuse bottles for second baby?
As long as they’re not broken or warped, bottles are fine to reuse. You’ll just need to buy some new teats.
Is it OK to switch baby bottles?
Weaning: The idea is to slowly swap out bottles in favor of cups. For example, you might fill in a cup for the bottle at just one feeding a day, then add a second cup the following week. No matter how slow (or fast) you want to go, Ayoob says you should take away the mid-day bottles first, then the morning one.
Should you replace bottle nipples between babies?
We recommend checking your bottle nipples every two to three months for signs it needs to be replaced. Those signs include: Liquid is coming out of the hole faster. Discoloration.
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 is number 1 Tommee Tippee teat?
All of Tommee Tippee bottles come with a size 1 slow flow teat, designed to suit a newborn baby. Having said that, every baby is different, so it’s a good idea to base your decision on a mix of the above, and your baby’s own unique eating habits.
When should I switch to slow flow nipples?
Most manufacturers follow this guideline: Slow flow: 0-3 months. Medium flow: 3-6 months. Fast flow: 6-12 months.