I have been back at work 6 weeks now and my 5 mo old EBF DS is now getting 3 bottles a day, 3 days a week. I have been using level 1 Born Free nipples but he would only eat while asleep and it would take him over 30 min to finish 4.5oz. So it is difficult to feed him like this.
I noticed that with Level 2 he will eat awake and finish the bottle in 7-8 min (max 10) min. He is gulping it down...sometimes chokes. And he wants to continue sucking when he's done.
He had 3 days of Level 2 and I think I am already noticing problems with him eating at the breast...he fusses more, plus he needs to be asleep. So it takes him longer since he's asleep.
What level nipples should BF babies be on and how long should it take them to finish a bottle? Is there something between 1 and 2? Not sure which level to use...my main goal is to keep the breastfeeding relationship.