Do these actually exist? We have the highly recommended Playtex Drop-ins with the slow flow latex and silicone nipples. The latex flow too fast to the point where even LO seems overwhelmed. The silicone are a little better but she can still down a bottle way quicker than what she gets from my boob! We also keep her upright during a feed and the bottle is not tilted (to keep gravity from pouring the bottle down her mouth). We've also tried NUK nipples and I find them just as fast.
Any suggestions appreciated. I worry she will refuse me with getting so many fast flowing bottles until my supply is up.
Did you try the European NUK nipples/teats? I believe the US versions are different. Yup just checked NUK US site and confirmed this. The UK/EUR NUK teats come in two sizes and each size comes in 3 different flow settings based on the size of the hole. Small feed hole is for breastmilk or water (or very thin formulas), medium feed hole is for regular formulas and large feed hole is for thickened feeds. The small feed hole is extremely small and is the slowest flow conventional teat I have come across personally though I haven't tried unconventional types of teats like the calma to compare. The old school narrow necked teat is slower flow than the wide necked version as well not sure why maybe because less milk can flow into it in the first place. I know a lot of mums who have had great success using the narrow necked small feed hole NUK teats with Medela and other narrow neck breastpump compatible bottles because the Medela teats are ridiculously fast flow apparently xx
I found the Avent size 1 nipple to be slow flow. My daughter could barely get anything from the size 1 nipple (she doesn't have a strong suck). We have to use the size 3 (3 month) nipples for her to be able to eat.
When reading the reviews on Avent bottles on Amazon.com, there seems to be a consensus that slow flow isn't really slow flow :-/
I use Avent and Dr. Brown, but I'm thinking of switching full time to Dr. Brown and buying enough preemie sized nipples for all of them (I got one preemie nipple from a friend to sample).
Can you let me know what you think of the preemie? Are they tiny? I am thinking of trying them but I keep reading that all the parts can be a pain to clean. I've also been reading about the Breastflow bottles and might give those a go. I realized tonight that one of the holes on the playtex latex nipple is bigger than the other one (we have a set of 2) but even the nipple with the smaller hole the flow is still too fast. Even if I wasn't BF I could see how it's very easy for a baby to over eat etc. with most of these nipples!
We've tried Avent, Dr browns, and tomee tipee....and had the most success with Avent with the newborn nipple. Dr browns we only tried once, because even with the slowest flow he was coughing and sputtering through the whole thing, then spit a lot up. Tommee tipee he does ok with but spits up sometimes. Avent he rarely spits up so that's the one we use the most. Funny how different kids take better to different bottles!
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