Babies who are 1 to 3 months old and are both breastfed and bottle-fed should use the Slow Flow nipple, which has two holes. If your baby is 3 to 6 months, you should use the Medium Flow nipple that has three holes. The Fast Flow nipple is best for when your baby is 6 months or older.
Can too slow nipple flow cause gas?
Sometimes slow-flow nipples can cause babies to take in extra air during feedings, which causes gas.
How do you know if your nipple flow is too fast?
If the nipple is flowing TOO QUICKLY, your baby may:
- Gulp or choke.
- Purposely let milk dribble out.
- Make frowny eyebrows and look worried.
- Turn head or pull away from the nipple.
- Spread fingers apart with hands open.
- Lose eye contact (while bottle-feeding)
Are there different nipple sizes for bottles?
Many new parents are surprised to learn that bottle nipples aren’t one size fits all. Indeed, there are multiple nipple “levels” that correlate with your baby’s age and desired milk flow. Knowing when to size up or size down can be a bit confusing, so we compiled this guide to understanding baby bottle nipple levels.
What size nipple is fast flow?
The MAM nipple is available in five different flow rates: 0 (newborn), 1 – slow flow (0+ months), 2 – medium flow (2+ months), 3 – fast flow (4+ months) x – extra fast flow for thicker liquids (6+ months).
Are bottle nipples universal?
Some standard guidelines are to use wide neck nipples on wide neck bottles, and standard or regular nipples with regular neck baby bottles. Also, as a general rule of thumb, if a bottle is vented to help prevent colic it is best to use only the nipple designed for that specific brand of bottle.