My DS is 6 weeks old and we are using Dr Browns bottles with Level 1 teats. I think they are too slow as hes taking ages to feed. I tried him on Level 2 and he hoovered the bottle. He didn't choke, was a bit more drobbly than usual but then projectile vomited! I have heard of variflow teats- not sure if these would help? I know Dr Brown doesn't do them-Is there teat by another brand that would fit Dr Brown bottles? Any other suggestions?
Hi there - I got the Boots own wide neck variflow and they seem to fit Dr Brown's bottles fine.
BUT some are better than others, I've a feeling Boots might be cutting costs - DS gets on a lot better with the ones are made out of the softer silicone like the DrB own teats (from the outside of the packet, look out for whether they have a slightly "squarer" teat end, I think they may also have come in a little box rather than a vacuum pack but I'll be honest I wasn't paying attention when I ripped them from their pack undid them). The others are harder and have a rounder tip.
So, I'm on the look out for more soft silicone variflow teats that fit DrBs and will watch this thread with interest!
Thanks are they defintely slower than Dr Browns.? I don't really understand how variflow work. Just had a terrible feed with DS , he was starving, gulping like there was tommorrow so I had to keep taking the bottle out and he would then scream. I don't want to go back to the slower teats, surely there is a solution!
Can you make the existing hole a bit bigger with a needle. I did this with dd until she was ready to move up. I have used Tommee Tippee variflow teats this time and they've been very good but I don't know if they would fit Dr Brown bottles.