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Re : Nipples/bottles for preemies

Postby amandab » Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:55 am

by amandab (166 Posts), Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:55 am

Well, we tried the Avent bottle. Unfortunately, Maija liked it even less than the Playtex. She seemed to have a really hard time getting the milk out, and she got so frustrated and tired. So we are sticking with Dr. Brown. I guess maybe my nipples are more similar to the Dr. Brown nipple. LOL!!!

Kim, the woman that gave us the Dr. Brown bottles apparently threw away the cap off thing!! But she swears she never had one leak unless it turned over. So far we haven't had any leak. Thanks for the dishwasher tip!!

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Re : Nipples/bottles for preemies

Postby deerhart » Mon Jul 26, 2004 01:49 pm

by deerhart (3282 Posts), Mon Jul 26, 2004 01:49 pm

Hmm Amanda do you know what flow size your using on the nipples? It could be she needs a faster flow then what the nipple is providing. We kept the boys always on the fastest flow (and usually had to open those up even more) simply because when they nursed my flow was VERY fast so they were used to it.

Another thing is to check that nothing gets stuck in the opening in the nipple.


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Re : Nipples/bottles for preemies

Postby kim » Mon Jul 26, 2004 05:42 pm

by kim (555 Posts), Mon Jul 26, 2004 05:42 pm

Good luck with the Dr. Brown's. We eventually got used to it. Ainsley mouth just couldn't latch on to the Avent bottles, and I had already spent a fortune on those, as I planned to pump with their system.

I have noticed that Walmart and Target now carry Dr. Browns. Last year, only Babies R Us had them, so they were even more!!

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