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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*norasmommy View Post
    sooo ^^that would be a boojie comment, right?

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    No go on the Playtex. I need something with short nipples like my breasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mothersky View Post
    No go on the Playtex. I need something with short nipples like my breasts.
    Bummer! What kind of nipple did you try on the Playtex? Hmmm... short nipples you say... there just HAS to be something out there baby Lu will take!!
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    The natural latch one that came with it. I'm bummed and worried. This kid is giving me a run for my money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mothersky View Post
    The natural latch one that came with it. I'm bummed and worried. This kid is giving me a run for my money.
    She's a tough little cookie! You'll get her figured out. You could always go back and re-try the ones you tried before that didn't work, just to see if she might change her mind about one?

    You know, my "engineering" brain is taking over... I wish there was a way you could get a mold made of your nipple, and have that made into bottle nipples!!! That would be awesome. I should patent that idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*buff24 View Post
    You know, my "engineering" brain is taking over... I wish there was a way you could get a mold made of your nipple, and have that made into bottle nipples!!! That would be awesome. I should patent that idea.
    Do it! I'll be your guinea pig.

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    Default Re: What Do You Do When They Won't Take A Bottle?

    Did you try any of the faster flow ones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lsksam View Post
    Did you try any of the faster flow ones?
    I've been afraid to. She choked so much in the beginning and still does sometimes that I just... Man, I'm usually so good but I've been through so much worrying with her, I just

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    This is from lowmilksupply.org. Have you tried all of these yet?

    The nipples that appear to work best for breastfeeding babies have:

    * A wide base that slopes gradually toward the nipple

    * A short nipple
    o Most women's nipples are short and the latest ultrasound research shows that nipples do not elongate in baby's mouth as much as previously thought

    * A round nipple
    o Ultrasound studies by Smith revealed that round nipples with a broad base, as opposed to the "orthodontic nipples" with flattened tips, best facilitate tongue and jaw motions similar to sucking at the breast(1)
    o Although orthodontic nipples such as the Gerber Nuk are frequently recommended for use by nursing mothers, they seem to teach the baby to retract his tongue and hump it up in the back of his mouth during feeding.
    o This creates problems with breastfeeding, since babies must flatten their tongues and extend them forward to get milk from the breast. In addition to reducing milk transfer, this type of tongue movement can cause severely abraded nipples.(2), (3)

    * A slow flow rate
    o Most brands offer nipples that flow at different rates, often labeling them as “1” for “slow-flow” or “newborn” and “2” and higher for “fast flow” and older babies. However, not all “slow-flow” nipples are created equal; you can test and compare them by turning them upside down and seeing how fast milk drips out. With most babies, it is important to use the slowest flowing nipple in order to maintain a similarity to the more variable rate of flow from the breast. This will help minimize the risk of flow preference.

    * Made of a soft, easily compressible, thin material
    o Iit is best to use a nipple that is silicone, rather than latex, to protect the baby from latex allergens

    There are several nipple products on the US market that meet these criteria:

    * Gerber ComfortLatch (pictured above)
    * Evenflo Ultra and Elite
    * Playtex NaturaLatch

    Nipples that do NOT meet these criteria are:

    * Avent
    * Dr. Brown's
    * Playtex Natural Action Nipple
    * Any orthodontic nipple, including the one included in Medela products
    * The standard nipples provided at hospital nurseries
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    OMG, I totally just googled "custom bottle nipple..."

    http://daddytypes.com/2006/07/20/sca...tom_nipple.php

    This also makes me think of that part in the movie "Meet the Fockers" where the grandpa is wearing a "rubber boobie" to nurse his grandson.

    I hope you get Lu to take a bottle soon...

    ETA: OH! I just thought of something we did when we were trying to get our LO to take a bottle. We never really tried a bunch of different bottles, just kept trying with the Playtex ones... BUT, we would hold her in the cradle position while we were standing up, and would kinda sway/move back and forth while trying to get her to take the bottle. The movement seemed to distract her enough that she would drink from the bottle??
    Last edited by @llli*buff24; June 10th, 2009 at 01:59 PM.
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