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When should i change the nipples on my sons bottles to a heavier flow?

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sledgesmom28

Asked by sledgesmom28 at 1:55 PM on Oct. 11, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • when it seems like he can't suck from the ones hes using now. like if he's having a hard time drinking out of them
    proudmommy690

    Answer by proudmommy690 at 1:57 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • I never switched. The hearvier flow seemed to come out too fast for her to keep from choking.

    You can try it and if it's too much, change back. Keep in mind that a breastfed baby uses the same nipple the whole time the only difference is that they nurse for a longer period. The same theory can be applied with bottle fed babies.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 1:59 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • we use the tommee tippee bottles and sometimes the nipple collapses and idk if hes sucking too hard cause hes really hungry or if its getting hard to get any milk out! ........................
    sledgesmom28

    Comment by sledgesmom28 (original poster) at 2:07 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • We switched when it started taking over 25 minutes to feed him and he seemed to be sucking in a lot of air. Try increasing the size at one feeding and you will know if he is ready. GL!
    Lisa.Price

    Answer by Lisa.Price at 2:09 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • I never switched. They need harder to suck bottle nipples so they have to work to eat. Instead of just swallowing because it is pouring out.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:23 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • we switched around 3 months when he started to have to work very hard and got so frustrated he stopped eating before he was full.
    happy-go-lucky

    Answer by happy-go-lucky at 2:55 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

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