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When should I switch my baby to fast flow nipples?

When should I switch my baby to fast flow nipples?

Most manufacturers follow this guideline:

  • Slow flow: 0-3 months.
  • Medium flow: 3-6 months.
  • Fast flow: 6-12 months.

How do I know if the nipple flow is too fast?

If the nipple is flowing TOO QUICKLY, your baby may:

  1. Gulp or choke.
  2. Purposely let milk dribble out.
  3. Make frowny eyebrows and look worried.
  4. Turn head or pull away from the nipple.
  5. Spread fingers apart with hands open.
  6. Lose eye contact (while bottle-feeding)

How do you know if a bottle nipple is slow?

If your baby is exhibiting any of these signs while eating, you may want to try a slower flow (lower level) nipple: Gulping….Typical signs include baby:

  1. Taking longer to finish eating.
  2. Becoming fussy or irritated while eating.
  3. Falling asleep during feeding.

How do I know if my baby needs a faster flow nipple?

Signs Your Baby Needs a Faster Nipple

  1. Agitated and fussy (kicking, squirming, pushing the bottle away, etc.).
  2. Flattening the nipple.
  3. Taking 30 minutes to an hour to drink a bottle.
  4. Eating less at a time and getting hungry soon after.
  5. Sucking too hard.
  6. Smacking the bottle.

What is the slowest flowing nipple for a bottle?

Active Latch nipples are among the very slowest flow nipples available (slower than most preemie nipples on the market!) as they don’t free flow – they require a significant amount of work for your little one to get flow. This makes them great for breastfed babies or babies who may experience feeding challenges.

When should I move up nipple size Avent?

Babies who are 1 to 3 months old and are both breastfed and bottle-fed should use the Slow Flow nipple, which has two holes. If your baby is 3 to 6 months, you should use the Medium Flow nipple that has three holes. The Fast Flow nipple is best for when your baby is 6 months or older.