Amanda - posted on 04/02/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
During our 4 month pediatrician appointment, she said that we could start cereal UNTIL she found out that the babies were still using slow nipples. She said she'd like me to move them to fast nipples and make sure they're comfortable with them first. I guess it's to help them work on their swallowing reflex. I've tried with both twins to use the fast nipples but they HATE them. They will take a few drinks, spit the milk out, and start screaming. They gasp and choke and make a complete mess because they spit it out. The smallest twin gets horrible gas pains afterward and screams for like 10-15 minutes. He also spits up afterwards. They take the slow nipples perfectly. I've tried to put cereal in the bottle to thicken it up a bit but that doesn't help :( How important do you think it really is that they use the fast ones? Is there any way to get them to take the fast ones easier?