Anyones 5 month old prefer a slow flow teat?

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  1. Nessicle

    Nessicle Well-Known Member

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    We use Avent bottles size 3 is far too fast size 2 is ok but she seems to prefer the newborn flow.

    Anyone else's LO the same? She only takes 5-6 oz but she only takes that with a faster teat anyway x
     
  2. lovehearts

    lovehearts Well-Known Member

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    How do you know she prefers that teat size? I only ask because I changed LO flow to size 2 last week and he seems to be screaming after a couple of oz and refusing the rest if the bottle, could it possibly be to fast for him?

    Xx
     
  3. Nessicle

    Nessicle Well-Known Member

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    could be hun - with the faster flow she has to keep stopping to take a breath and her mouth fills up with milk soon as the teat goes in. Most babies prefer a slow flow from what I've read. I was told that with breastfeeding the flow doesnt change so no need to change the teat unless really necessary, try the slower flow again see if he feeds better?
     
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    Nim likes MAM 2's max, 3's are far far to fast LOL
    She'll take 1's happily but does takes ages and gets bored
     
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    My LO is still on size 1 teats, a couple I changed to size 2's as the size 1's were worn out but he prefers the 1's. He was gasping with the size 2s when I tried to change them all.
     
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    Thank you. Sorry for the hi-jack!! His intake drops when I put him on a lower teat, I just can't work it out! Xx
     
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    Madison is almost 7 months and still like the slow flow nipples. I tried a faster flow and she refused the bottle every single time. I'd put a slow flow back on and she'd eat away.
     
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    My LO is still on slow flow. I tried medium flow and he was not happy!
     
  9. Nessicle

    Nessicle Well-Known Member

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    thanks girls - gonna put her back on aptamil cos she's so constipated with SMA and think aptamil is a thinner milk anyway so she'll be fine with the slow flow x
     
  10. Nessicle

    Nessicle Well-Known Member

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    Thats ok chick - I'm the same so confused cant get it right! lol xx
     
  11. lovehearts

    lovehearts Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully we will both get there in the end! Xx
     
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    Nessicle Well-Known Member

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    ha ha yeah by the time they're drinking milk out of a sippy cup lol x
     
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    lovehearts Well-Known Member

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    :rofl: that's exactly what I was thinking! X
     
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    When Thomas has a bottle, he still uses the size 1 teats.
     

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