When do you change nipple size when breastfeeding?

When should I switch to the next size nipple?

As they reach closer to 6 months and are drinking more than 4 oz, it may also be time to switch to larger bottles.

  1. 6 Months + When they reach 6 months, you can start switching the nipples out for size 3, they should also be on bigger volume bottles (typically 8 oz bottles). …
  2. 9 Months + …
  3. 12 Months:

How do you know if the nipple flow is too fast?

If your baby isn’t showing any signs of frustration or taking forever to eat, there is no need to move up a size. … If you do move up a size and your baby is gagging, coughing, choking, or dribbling milk out of the corner of their mouth, then the nipple flow is too fast and you will need to go back down a size.

How long should it take for 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 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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Can too slow nipple flow cause gas?

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

Can a 2 month old use a Level 2 nipple?

Level-2 is ideal for feeding infants 3 months +.