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    Default bottle/nipple preference and right way to give bottle

    hello. i'll be going back to work soon. i know there's some posts regarding this but i thought i would post another thread that's more recent. plus mine is a particular question.

    our LC and specialist that did the tongue tie procedure on our LO said that Dr. Brown's bottles with the level 1 nipple (slowest) is the best to use so there's no nipple confusion plus the bottle is the best to use.... (this is when we had to bottle feed him because he was having probs...that's another story)

    he does do good with it but there are times it's too fast for him and he gags. anyone have any experience with these bottles/nipples? any other recommendations?

    also, what is the proper way to give a bottle. i think i remember reading an article on the LLL site about introducing a bottle. it's suppose to be held horizontally instead of at an angle???

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    Default Re: bottle/nipple preference and right way to give bottle

    We used Dr. Brown's Lv 1 and encountered problems (too much too fast = my LO preferred bottle over breast for a while) as a result.

    When we switched to The First Years Breastflow bottles it made a world of difference. LO did not like at first (since they were slower), but it helped save our breastfeeding relationship!
    Last edited by @llli*firestar9s; June 3rd, 2011 at 03:44 PM. Reason: Didn't want to be perceived as spamming...

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    Default Re: bottle/nipple preference and right way to give bottle

    oo thanks firestar. yeah..i see that happening right now with the level 1 and i do NOT want probs with him breastfeeding after taking the bottle. we are just now getting the BF down pat.

    hmm. maybe i'll try the first years breastflow. the LC and specialist also said that we could go to a lower level of nipple i think it's preemie? or something like that.... it makes him work harder for it i think.

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    Default Re: bottle/nipple preference and right way to give bottle

    You could try experimenting with several different types of bottles/nipples and see what seems to work best for your baby. Another idea might be to give breaks a couple of times a minute. This might help with the gagging and also slow down the whole feeding, which would more closely mirror a feeding at the breast.

    This page from Kellymom gives some information for bottle feeding the breastfed baby, including tips on positioning.
    Elizabeth, mama to Lillian - 10/03/10


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