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What size teat for a 10 month old?

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fifitot Fri 27-May-11 08:58:39

Yes me again - muddled breastfeeder! I am currently mix feeding, having finally got my boy onto a bottle for nursery days. He is taking the bottle in the day and breastfeeding at night, so that's fine but I am a novice at bottle feeding. He is taking the bottle well but really sucking it hard, so much the teat is almost inside out. I am using an Tomee Tippee number 2. Should I use a faster one?

Also - I know I should be moving onto a cup but one step at a time! It's a miracle he is even taking a bottle after refusing since birth!

Albrecht Fri 27-May-11 09:18:38

<slaps own wrist> Was going to say about a cup...

I think its advised to keep breastfed babies on a slower teat to keep them working for it but I don't know if he should be sucking it inside out! Sorry, not much help, am I?

fifitot Fri 27-May-11 10:54:28

Not quite sucking it inside out but you know what I mean!

Actually - what kind of cup? Not a Doidy, too messy at this stage but with or without valve do you think?

Albrecht Fri 27-May-11 11:14:45

We sometimes use a doidy but it is messy even if you hold it. Think a valve is not recommended as its not good for teeth, free flowing is better.

You can do a bit of cup work just to get them used to it even if that isn't how they get most of their milk.

fifitot Fri 27-May-11 16:30:11

OK will try. He takes water from a free flow so should get it eventually!


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