Teats on bottles - closest to breast?

Discussion in 'Combination Feeding' started by Melanie3103, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. Melanie3103

    Melanie3103 Well-Known Member

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    My LO is just 3wks old... We have recently started combi feeding (mainly expressing and 1-2 ff per day).. We were exc breastfeeding but we were keen to share feeding. Anyway bearing in mind hes used to the breast (ie having to work a bit harder than with bottles), we find that now with bottles he is getting milk too quickly. Ie flow is too fast perhaps. He coughs n splutters a lot, and loses a lot round his mouth/chin.

    We are using TT closer to nature bottles as i thought these were best and closest to the real thing, but he ends up gagging a lot, spitting some out and generally wasting a lot (its not the waste i mind of course just dont want to assume hes taking say 4oz but half of that isnt taken as it comes out his mouth/down chin or is coughed/choked up).

    Are there any much smaller teats with slower flow? That are more like breastfeeding ?
     
  2. Becky1

    Becky1 Well-Known Member

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    My friend bought me a mimijumi bottle - they say they are really like breastfeeding.

    Lo didn't like any bottles tho, this one included!! x
     
  3. MrsLG

    MrsLG Well-Known Member

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    Our little one struggled with all teats to begin with but eventually settled using tt slow flow - is it the slow flow teats that you are using?
     

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