Bottle Nipple size

Sarah - posted on 06/08/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have a 5 week old, who takes forever to eat his bottle, it very hard to burp and often spits up... should i up the nipple size???

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Heather - posted on 06/08/2010

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At first I used the playtex disposable bottles, but I felt it was too much work and too much air. At 3 wks I changed to dr. brown natural flow bottles and never looked back. Yes, it is more work cleaning the bottles and its components, but a happy baby made it well worth it. Grace is now 7 months old and still using the same bottles. The bottles are a little pricy, but I plan to have another child real soon and I will be able to use the same bottles. I hope this helps.

Jessica - posted on 06/08/2010

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i think its just the baby, u need the slow flow nipples for babies o to 3 months, i didnt realize once that i had a rapid nipple on my vent air and the poor guy almost chocked it was coming out so fast. i did find glass bottles by gerber that had custom flow nipples that allows the baby to regulate the suction you could try those.

Jennifer - posted on 06/08/2010

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we use the same kind and we haven't had any issues with it so i haven't really tried others but i know a few people who use dr. browns natural flow bottles (comes in glass, or plastic) and they swear by them.

Sarah - posted on 06/08/2010

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I am using playtex the vent air ones.. i think it might be the bottles, but not sure which ones to try and don't want to spend a fortune going through a ton of different bottles.. any suggestions???

Jennifer - posted on 06/08/2010

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maybe give it a shot but i would think it might make the problem worse. a faster flow nipple might have him eating faster but he might have to "gulp" which would probably make him take in more air. instead of using a faster flow nipple, maybe try a different bottle altogether to try and combat the gassiness and spitting up.

what kind of bottle are you using and how long is it taking him to finish?

Becca - posted on 06/08/2010

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My son is 10 weeks now, but he used to take forever to take his bottle and still does sometimes. Sometimes it would take him 30-45 minutes for 4 oz. But as he's getting older, he is eating faster. I'm not sure on upping the nipple size. Hope this is helpful :)

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