Post by manybellsdown on Mar 12, 2017 21:28:29 GMT -5
I never changed the nipples and kept slow flow with DD. Daycare upped the nipple for E about a month ago and couldn't understand why he was so mad at life and bottles. Once she mentioned it, I asked his teacher to put him back on level 1, and he's done fine since. He chugs bottles as it is, so I'll probably keep him at slow flow the whole time too.
Breastfeeding and working moms- did you up the flow size on the nipples? I just realized I didn't cuz in the beginning they say to keep it paced but now I'm thinking it may help.
ETA: anyone can answer- I just feel like for some reason breastmilk being bottle fed gets this advice. And obv non working moms might used pumped bottles too.
Yes we did it very early on though as he has always been a super fast water. He averages 3-4 minutes tops per feeding so the slow flow bottles were making him angry. He's been on medium and fast flow since 4 months. With ds1 we kept him on slow flow the whole time and he was fine and would finish bottles quickly.
Post by frecklesnbrains on Mar 13, 2017 9:17:53 GMT -5
We sized up to medium flow when daycare started complaining that it was taking DS and hour to finish a bottle and he was crying while drinking it. That was at about 5 months or so. Of course then he got used to it and started crying while nursing and then eventually refused to nurse. Who knows which was the chicken and which was the egg.
We weaned around 7 months. He is on to 2-3 meals of solids a day (purée and oatmeal), plus probably 4-5 bottles a day of 3-6 oz, depending on when he last ate. He also gets snacks throughout the day. Little pieces of fruit we are eating, bits of our dinner that can be mushed up enough. But that is more little tastes. He still spits up a lot. DH asked the pedi about it and he isn't concerned, but I am looking forward to being able to stop worrying about where his mouth is aiming when I hold him and keeping a constant supply of burp clothes on hand.
Post by princessisadora on Mar 22, 2017 1:48:58 GMT -5
Still nursing here as well. I send 3 bottles to day care, one 4oz and two 3oz. Usually he comes back with one full 3oz bottle. I'm also lucky enough that most days I can spend my lunch break with him at daycare and we nurse. He still wakes up at least twice during the night and wants to nurse. I'm conflicted over these night feedings because even though I know he shouldn't need to feed when he latches on he drinks , I can hear it. I feel like he is not necessarily using me as a pacifier. He also "drinks" water from a sippy cup with his lunch (read splashes everywhere) We are hoping to make it to the 12 month mark EBF. I guess my "goal" is to breastfeed until we either transition to CM or alternative milk.
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