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Old 03-21-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
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Medium flow nipples at daycare?

I use a slow flow nipple for daycare right now for my almost 6 month old, and I need to get larger bottles that hold more ounces. Will switching to a medium flow nipple affect my nursing relationship at home?

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Old 03-21-2013, 06:21 PM   #2
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They do sell slow flow nipples for bigger bottles. You just have to switch them out. Hth
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Re: Medium flow nipples at daycare?

I was thinking of doing that since I already have the smaller bottles with the slow flow, but I wasn't sure how much of a difference the medium flow would make. Is it best to stick with slow flow when still breastfeeding?
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Re: Medium flow nipples at daycare?

Stick with slow flow, but why would you up his breast milk? he shouldnt be taking more than 4-5 ounces. How many hours does he go between feeds?
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I always did slow flow, I'd stick with that.
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Re: Medium flow nipples at daycare?

She does 6 ounces every 3 hours but daycare said she still seemed hungry so they were going to try 7 in the am and 5 at noon rather than 6 and 6
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Stay with the slow flow nipple. Daycares tend to over feed breastfed babies. If you move up to medium flow it can really impact your ability to continue to breastfeed. THe baby will want more instant gratification on the breast and get fussy and may even begin preferring the bottle.
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I just send what I pump ( about 4.5 oz for each bottle) and a slow flow nipple. My guy is 4 months old. I just went through this with my daycare. They want more milk and I am trying to educate them.
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Re: Medium flow nipples at daycare?

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Re: Medium flow nipples at daycare?

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Stay with the slow flow nipple. Daycares tend to over feed breastfed babies. If you move up to medium flow it can really impact your ability to continue to breastfeed. THe baby will want more instant gratification on the breast and get fussy and may even begin preferring the bottle.

I agree take a look at the calculator on kellysmom, breasfed babies shouldn't take more than an once or once and half every hour. She is eating too much! Try printing out some articles on bottle feeding a breastfed baby. She is used to sucking a lot longer and exerting a lot more energy for food, so she doesnt realize she's full.
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