Can a 1 month old use a 3 month old bottle nipple???
I'm not sure what to do here... I have 1 month old twin boys. They were preemies, born at 36 weeks, but they eat like horses! They are being bottle fed breastmilk and formula, and eat 3-6 ounces every 4 hours... 6 ounces!!!
So here's my question: can they use the nipple made for 3 month old babies?
They were using infant nipples from the hospital, but the bottles they're made for only hold 3 ounces, so I'm having to fill up the bottle in the middle of feeding.
I started using the Avent bottles I bought before they were born with the infant 0+ (1) nipple. The boys could hardly get milk out of the 1 nipples... Moved to the 2 nipple made for 1 month old... They were still struggling to eat and taking twice as long to feed as usual and were exhausted by the end of it.
So today I tried the Avent bottles with a "varied" nipple, which is made for 3 months and up. They both ate great with these nipples, but they ate so fast! They didn't gag or spit up more than usual, although they do spit up a little afterward. They both burped after and didn't seem fussy.
Is there any harm in feeding them with nipples made for older babies??? HELP.
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