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Baby taking forever to drink EBM bottle - wrong teat?

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Schulte Wed 24-Jun-09 21:12:39

My 2 month old had her 4th or 5th bottle of EBM today - I only do them occasionally. She sucked and sucked for over half an hour and still only managed to drink about 3 oz of it. The teat I am using is supposed to be suitable for 0-6 months. Is it just that she hasn't worked out the right technique for bottle feeding yet, or might she need a different teat? My letdown is quite fast so when she bfs, the milk just comes streaming out.

RoseBlossoms Wed 24-Jun-09 21:21:28

Well there is no harm in trying? its took a while for my lo to get used to taking the odd bottle. But he only had about 4oz in a bottle up till being about 4ish months, then he shot up to wanting 8oz, i was glad he only needed one every so often!!!

Worth trying the next teat up i would think.

Schulte Thu 25-Jun-09 08:13:20

Thanks Rose.

CantSleepWontSleep Thu 25-Jun-09 08:19:36

breastfed babies generally only have between 2 and 4oz at a feed, so it might just be that she didn't want the full amount offered at that time. But can't hurt to try a diff teat I suppose.

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