Babies who are 1 to 3 months old and are both breastfed and bottle-fed should use the Slow Flow nipple, which has two holes. If your baby is 3 to 6 months, you should use the Medium Flow nipple that has three holes. The Fast Flow nipple is best for when your baby is 6 months or older.
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.
What teat should a 4 month old have?
Teat 3 is the MAM Fast Flow Teat which is suitable from around 4+months. Every baby is different and may take the fast flow sooner or later than this which is perfectly fine. Teats must be replaced every 1-2 months for safety and hygiene reasons.
How do I know if my baby needs a faster flow teat?
If you do move up a size and your baby is gagging, coughing, choking, or dribbling milk out of the corner of their mouth, then the nipple flow is too fast and you will need to go back down a size.
What age is Tommee Tippee teat 2 for?
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+.
What age is size 2 teats?
Medium-Flow Teats are suitable from 2 months onwards. Also in the range: Extra-Slow-Flow Teats, Slow-Flow Teats, Fast-Flow Teats and Cross-Cut Teats.
Can the wrong teat size cause wind?
The wrong size and shape teat can make reflux much worse. Too fast and your baby will gulp and take in large air bubbles, too slow and more air than milk is sucked in. Sucking with little reward can frustrate and exhaust your baby.
When did you switch to level 2 DR brown nipples?
Level 2 Nipple, 3 months+
As a baby’s feeding develops and they are taking a longer time feeding from a Level 1 nipple, many parents choose to move up to a Level 2 nipple. Consider Level 2 if your baby is accepting early solid foods, or if their pediatrician has recommended thickening their milk.
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. Consider changing the bottle and nipple to meet your baby’s needs.
Is teat too fast?
While teats come in different shapes and sizes, the flow rate will have the greatest influence over how well the baby feeds. An inappropriate flow rate (too fast or too slow) can cause feeding problems, especially for newborn babies. Overfeeding can occur if the flow rate is too fast.
When can stop sterilizing baby bottles?
It’s important to sterilise all your baby’s feeding equipment, including bottles and teats, until they are at least 12 months old. This will protect your baby against infections, in particular diarrhoea and vomiting.
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.
Can a faster flow teat make reflux worse?
Ensure to use a teat flow size that matches the developmental stage. Too fast a flow will make reflux more likely. If your letdown is too fast for Bub, try expressing your breastmilk and bottle feeding. (Minbie feeds with the technique that evolution has gifted newborns for pacing their own milk intake).
What teat should I use for breastfed baby?
Start with a small amount of breast milk – about half an ounce. Try a slow-flow teat. For some babies, especially young babies, a medium flow teat may flood them with milk. If your baby gags when bottle feeding, replace their teat with a slow-flow one to see if that helps.