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 I know if my baby needs bigger teats?
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.
How do you know when a teat is too slow?
Your baby will tell you the bottle nipple flows TOO SLOWLY when you see:
- Sucking 3 or more times before swallowing.
- Pulling off the nipple and crying after a few sucks.
- Biting and tugging on the nipple.
- Losing interest in sucking.
- Falling asleep during feeding without being satisfied.
When should I move to size 2 teats?
Level 2 Teat, 3 months+
As a baby’s feeding develops and they are taking a longer time feeding from a Level 1 teat, many parents choose to move up to a Level 2 teat. Consider Level 2 if your baby is accepting early solid foods, or if their Healthcare Professional has recommended thickening their milk.
What age is size 2 teats?
Tommee Tippee has categorised their teats by age: Size 1 for 0-3 months, size 2 for 3-6 months and stage 3 for 6 months+. These ranges are simply for guidance and your baby should let you know when they need to move up to the next stage.
Can the wrong teat size cause wind?
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.
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.
Why do bottle nipples go flat?
Overtightening the bottle prevents venting and leads to nipple collapse. … Even if your baby is young, the flow rate of the nipple you are using may be too slow. Nipples come in a variety of flow rates, and what is “slow” for one baby might be “too slow” for another. Use the flow rate that works best for your baby.