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:
- Sucking 3 or more times before swallowing.
- Pulling off the nipple and crying after a few sucks.
- Biting and tugging on the nipple.
- Losing interest in sucking.
- 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:
- Reduction in the amount baby is feeding at each feed.
- Wanting more bottles during the day.
- Going less time between feeds.
- Waking in the night.
- Making lots of noise during feeds.
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.