When do you change nipple size when breastfeeding?

You may see that some nipples have an age like 0-3 months or 6-9 months listed with their flow rates, as a general recommendation. Others, especially breastfeeding experts, feel that the flow rate should not change until your little one is showing signs they have outgrown the current flow.

When should a baby use a size 1 nipple?

0-3 Months:

The newborn nipple should be the perfect size for your newborn, unless, like we mentioned above, if you have a premie who needs a little more time and can’t handle the flow, it’s best to switch to a slow flow size zero. Most regular newborn nipples have the size 1 on them.

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

If the nipple is flowing TOO QUICKLY, your baby may:

  1. Gulp or choke.
  2. Purposely let milk dribble out.
  3. Make frowny eyebrows and look worried.
  4. Turn head or pull away from the nipple.
  5. Spread fingers apart with hands open.
  6. Lose eye contact (while bottle-feeding)

How do I know if my baby needs a bigger nipple?

Signs Your Baby Needs a Faster Nipple

  1. Agitated and fussy (kicking, squirming, pushing the bottle away, etc.).
  2. Flattening the nipple.
  3. Taking 30 minutes to an hour to drink a bottle.
  4. Eating less at a time and getting hungry soon after.
  5. Sucking too hard.
  6. Smacking the bottle.
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When should you switch to level 2 nipples?

In most cases, slow flow nipples are for babies under the age of three months, medium flow nipples (size 2 nipples) are for babies between six months, and fast flow nipples for babies above the age of six months.

Can too slow nipple flow cause gas?

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

When should I switch to slow flow nipples?

Most manufacturers follow this guideline: Slow flow: 0-3 months. Medium flow: 3-6 months. Fast flow: 6-12 months.

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