Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-16-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
Catbutt Diapers's Avatar
Catbutt Diapers
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,418
Nipple speeds

We have been using slow flow nipples (playtex drop-in bottles) since we were breast and bottle feeding, now that Lulu is not breastfeeding anymore, should we go up to the medium or fast flow nipples? The slow ones say up to 6 months, and she is now 9 months old.

Advertisement

__________________
Mommy to a miracle baby, Louise.
Catbutt Diapers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 02:22 PM   #2
Hi-Dog's Avatar
Hi-Dog
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2,549
Re: Nipple speeds

My DD is eleven months and even though she is taking less bottles, most of the nipples we use are the same as when she was tiny (We use Tommee Tippee). She can suck a bottle back pretty quickly, but I do notice she can finish a bottle even more quickly if she has the older baby flow nipple on . . . I would get the next size up if your DD seems frustrated with the flow rate.
__________________
SAHM to My Supergirl (4-12) and baby boy (due 5-15)
Shop at Diaper Safari Always Free Shipping with no minimum purchase!
Hi-Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 02:41 PM   #3
l_Kimmie_l
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maine
Posts: 12,584
My Mood:
Re: Nipple speeds

At 6 months I switched Jake to med. flow. He was no longer nursing so he liked them better.
l_Kimmie_l is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 02:47 PM   #4
7 for now
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: SE Idaho
Posts: 2,035
I am using the level 2 Dr Browns for my preemie. But he has a weak suck and, even now at 4 months old has not gotten suck, swallow, breathe down. This was all in part to respiratory issues that led to him having half his lung removed. He can't eat enough with a smaller nipple.

Sent from my iPhone using DS Forum
7 for now is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 05:45 PM   #5
Sha-nanagins
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,852
My Mood:
Re: Nipple speeds

Quote:
Originally Posted by EmilyMae12 View Post
My DD is eleven months and even though she is taking less bottles, most of the nipples we use are the same as when she was tiny (We use Tommee Tippee). She can suck a bottle back pretty quickly, but I do notice she can finish a bottle even more quickly if she has the older baby flow nipple on . . . I would get the next size up if your DD seems frustrated with the flow rate.
Yes, this. The general rule of thumb is that if baby is sucking hard and seems frustrated, you might want to try a faster nipple. If baby is content, there's no need to mess with what works.

As far as switching from nursing goes, babies have to work harder to get milk from the breast than a bottle. As a result, babies that are used to nursing tend to prefer a slower nipple on a bottle. Otherwise, the "meal" disappears too quickly.
Sha-nanagins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 07:05 PM   #6
Catbutt Diapers's Avatar
Catbutt Diapers
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,418
Re: Nipple speeds

thanks! I think I'll just leave her with the slow flows then, she is still perfectly happy using them.
__________________
Mommy to a miracle baby, Louise.
Catbutt Diapers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 09:12 PM   #7
MyKylie's Avatar
MyKylie
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 3,312
My Mood:
Re: Nipple speeds

I never did switch my son to a faster speed. He used slow speed exclusively!
__________________
Christina

K R M
MyKylie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 03:42 PM   #8
Ola_'s Avatar
Ola_
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,560
Re: Nipple speeds

DD used the preemie nipples till about 9 months old, then the level one after. We never went to faster ones, it didn't bother her to have to work harder at it. If anything she would get upset at the faster flow ones as it would spill out of her mouth. I think she also had a high need to suck so the slow flow worked well for her.
Ola_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.