Quick Answer: When can I give my baby medium flow nipple?

Should I switch to medium flow nipples?

The general rule here is that: Babies under three months must use the slow flow. Babies between three to six months old should have medium-flow nipples. Babies who are six months old can use the fast flow nipples.

What flow nipple should a 2 month old use?

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.

How do you know if your nipple flow is too slow?

Your baby will tell you the bottle nipple flows TOO SLOWLY when you see:

  1. Sucking 3 or more times before swallowing.
  2. Pulling off the nipple and crying after a few sucks.
  3. Biting and tugging on the nipple.
  4. Losing interest in sucking.
  5. Falling asleep during feeding without being satisfied.

Can too slow nipple flow cause gas?

Sometimes slow-flow nipples can cause babies to take in extra air during feedings, which causes gas.

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

The key signs baby needs a faster flow teats are:

  1. Reduction in the amount baby is feeding at each feed.
  2. Wanting more bottles during the day.
  3. Going less time between feeds.
  4. Waking in the night.
  5. Making lots of noise during feeds.
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How long should it take baby to finish bottle?

A bottle-feeding should take about 15-20 minutes. If the baby finishes the bottle in 5-10 minutes, the flow is likely to fast. If it takes your baby 30-45 minutes to take a bottle, the flow is too slow. Consider changing the bottle and nipple to meet your baby’s needs.

How many ml should 5 month old drink?

Formula Feeding Amounts by Age

Age # of feedings per day / 24 hours Average Bottle Size
13-16 weeks/4 months 5 4-6 ounces / 120-180 ml
5 months 4-5 6-7 ounces / 180-210 ml
6 months 4-5 6-8 ounces / 180-240 ml
7 months 4-5 6-8 ounces / 180-240 ml

What size is slow flow nipple?

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