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if you bottle feed/fed...

at what age did you switch to a faster flow nipple? how did you know the baby was ready?


Asked by mamagee1218 at 9:38 PM on Oct. 16, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • for me when they were really trying to guzzle the bottle down and would get a lil fusy bc its like they just cant drink it fast enough.

    Answer by adyssonsmommy at 11:33 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • I just did the
    the recommended nipples. 0-3 month nipples then 3-6 nipples then 6 month + nipples

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 9:40 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • You can tell when your baby starts getting fussy becaue the formula isn't coming out fast enough. Make sure they have good neck muscle and can turn away if they get too much milk. It should say on the nipple package, I think fast flow start at 3-6 months??

    Answer by Shanna84 at 9:42 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • I never did with my second. I used Doctor Browns. I don't remember switching up.

    Answer by dancinintherain at 9:40 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • Watch your baby- if LO is struggling you can switch up to the faster nipple. With my large family I've seen kids switch at all different ages, didn't matter if the were BF first or only bottle. If you feel like the slow nipple is to slow but the fast one to fast you can thicken the milk a little with a scoop or two of rice cereal. GL!

    Answer by DonnaPinitonya at 9:41 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • I bottle fed my first from about 2 months on and he never wanted a faster nipple. I tried and he would just choke. He was completely off the bottle at 10 months though to a sippy cup.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:41 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • i never did and i bought the cheap wal mart bottles 3 for 3.50 and two nipples for dont need a special bottle to prevent the baby from geting air you just need to hold them up right and birp after every 3 ounces.....but no i never switched to a faster flow

    Answer by mama2my2boys at 9:42 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • We never used a "slow" flow nipple. I nursed mostly, but with our oldest we supplemented with formula, and he always used a fast flow nipple...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:42 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • I'm not sure that we switched either. I think we only used the slow ones. I remember once trying to use a medium or fast flow once or twice, but guess we stayed with the slow ones.

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 9:43 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • I didnt even switch too a faster flow. I just gave him a sippy cup, and he seems too do pretty well with it. he is 9 months old. he has never drank the whole thing yet though.

    Answer by Jademarae at 11:56 PM on Oct. 16, 2010