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A 40-year-old female asked:

Will using a fast flow hurt my newborn baby? my husband has been using the 6 months and older bottle nipple on our newborn. i noticed when i heard him gulping and choking needing breaks. has this harmed him? its been happening for 2 weeks?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Basics: The best working nipple for any bottle fed infant is one they do not work extra to gain a meal but do not choke on the flow. Often just turning the bottle over to time the drip/drip sequence will help tell a proper flow. If the drips come 1=2/second it is likely fine. If it flows nearly continuously it is a problem.
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