when should i change nipple level on my baby's bottle?

User - posted on 11/01/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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he just turn 3months today. i just wanted to know should i change right away?

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Ellen - posted on 04/15/2012

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my baby collapses nipples all the time... does that mean i should go to faster flow? he's 5 months tomorrow and still on slow flow... can i just poke the holes bigger somehow? all i have is a walmart.

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Tiffany - posted on 11/02/2010

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I never did change. I tried but my daughter would just throw the bottle and cry. When I would change it back to slow she would drink it. She is 14 months old now and should be off a bottle but She gets one here and there and it is still at slow flow. My older child on the other hand, never really had a bottle. He was off of a bottle by about 4 months during the day, and completely off by 10 months. He had a 3 meal a day diet by 9 months and was eating large amounts off food then so the dr took him off of fomula all together at 10 months. I guess what i am trying to say, is it dont really matter. You child may not like a higher flow like my daughter. or your child may like it. All you can do is try and there is no right or wrong time. Good Luck

Nicole - posted on 11/02/2010

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i tried when my son was 4 months and the flow was a bit too fast foe him so i put them away and tried again a month later and he was much better, not perfect, but he got the hang of the new teat within a few days.

Barbora Milena - posted on 11/02/2010

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im bfeeding and giving tea via bottle, my daughter used bottle for the first time when she was 6mo, with the nipple for newborns, so it would be as difficult to suck as with the breast, now, when she is 11mo, i put her the nipple for 6mo, so its easier but she has to still suck, its not gowing by itself...im afraid that if i would put a nipple made for her age, it would be easier than breast and she would prefer bottle...

Bridgette - posted on 11/02/2010

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Go down the baby isle and read the back of the pack the nipples are in... They change the nipples for ever age group.. The sippy cups are the same..

Sarah - posted on 11/02/2010

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You could just try the next flow up & see how he does with it. I tried switching my son's to a faster flow, but he hated it & refused to eat lol. So I ended up going back to slow flow. He's 13 months old & sill using slow flow.

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i think i changed my daughters around 3-4 months to the fast nipples, because she would take almost an hour to finish her bottle (she was a lazy eater lol). my niece is still using her slow nipples and shes 16 months. so its really up to you and your baby :)

Kim - posted on 11/01/2010

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my son is 10 months old and i have not change from the slow-flow nipples and he is perfectly fine with them

Theresa - posted on 11/01/2010

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You can try the next nipples. If he chokes because it's coming out too fast go back to the other ones for another few weeks, then try again.

Nichole - posted on 11/01/2010

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I didn't change flows unless my son showed signs he was frustrated or was sucking so hard he'd collaspe nipples.

Krista - posted on 11/01/2010

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Not necessarily. If your baby is content and finishing his bottle happily, then you can stick with the slow-flow ones. But if he's showing signs of frustration, then you'll probably want to switch to a fast nipple instead.

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