How do I know when my baby needs the next size teat?
How Will I Know When to Switch? There is no “right” time to change your baby’s teat level. Some babies are content using Level 1 throughout their feeding days, while more aggressive eaters may advance sooner than expected. Your baby will offer signs if the flow is not fast enough and it’s time to move up a level.
When should I change teat size?
We recommend changing your bottle teats every two months. And you should change them immediately if they’re damaged, weak or have been bitten by tiny teeth. As your baby grows, they’ll be able to feed more.
How do you know if teat 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.
What age is number 2 teat for?
The Slow Flow teat (with the number 2 on the teat) is recommended for babies of 1+ months old that are breastfed and bottle-fed. The Medium Flow teat (with the number 3 on the teat) is recommended for babies of 3+ months old. The Fast Flow teat (with the number 4 on the teat) is recommended for babies of 6+ months old.
Is my baby’s teat too fast?
Baby signs that it’s time to move up a teat size: Becoming impatient or aggravated when eating. Taking longer than 20 mins to finish a feed or they fall asleep on the bottle. Sucking hard and/or the teat collapsing in on itself.
Does teat size affect wind?
When breast feeding the first thing to do is to address Mum’s diet……….. Breast milk is made from mother’s food intake and some babies, especially reflux or windy babies who are gut sensitive, can be in discomfort from drinking wind forming breast milk. … The wrong size and shape teat can make reflux much worse.
Does my baby need a slower teat?
There is no “right” time to change your baby’s teat level. Every baby is different; some babies will be perfectly content using level one throughout their bottle feeding days, while others are more aggressive eaters and need to advance to the next level.