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What type of bottle nipple should I get for my 7 weeks baby? She uses Phillips Avent bottles level 1 but I don't know when to start on level 2.

What type of bottle nipple should I get for my 7 weeks baby? She uses Phillips Avent bottles level 1 but I don't know when to start on level 2.

Trial and error: There is no rules on when to alter nipple selection.Nature gives baby no such choice when breast feeding so they figure it out.When bottle feeding you can gather several together and let baby decide which one seems to work well at the time. ...Read more

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Has anybody used the avent inverted nipple solution?

Has anybody used the avent inverted nipple solution?

No but ...: The avent solution basically applies suction to an inverted nipple. It can work and if it doesn't, surgery is a simple and easy solution. However, please make sure of the cause. If it is a new developement, have your breasts examined and the necessary tests ordered if appropriate. ...Read more

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I have inverted nipples, are there ways to fix them without surgery since i'm 17? I've heard of piercing them or a product called the avent niplette?

I have inverted nipples, are there ways to fix them without surgery since i'm 17? I've heard of piercing them or a product called the avent niplette?

Don't worry: No need to fix since nothing is wrong with them, don't compare yourself to the artificial breasts in popular media. ...Read more

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I am using Philips avent manual breast pump. I don't feel let down and if it happens I only get 1oz and then nothing till next let down. What to do?

I am using Philips avent manual breast pump. I don't feel let down and if it happens I only get 1oz and then nothing till next let down. What to do?

Pumps: Pumps are often not successful and often electric pumps work better. You can generally rent these. Having a baby at the breast is the best way to stimulate the production of breast milk. All the best. ...Read more

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Using a pacifier and a baby bottle to calm down why do I do this and can't stop?

Using a pacifier and a baby bottle to calm down why do I do this and can't stop?

Not sure question: Melissa- Are you yourself using these items, or are you using them on your baby? If it's you, it's just years of having these things as your way of calming. Some people eat, some smoke, some drink. You use sucking to calm. Try starting a new habit as you gradually break the old - for instance, while sucking the pacifier, have gum in your mouth as well. Brain will start to replace the old with new. ...Read more

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Boy 13 years old still. Suck baby bottle is that. Normal?

Boy 13 years old  still. Suck baby bottle is that. Normal?

No, ma'am: Individual psychotherapy with family participation is needed to determine what stresses him & why he is allowed to self-calm with a bottle. Assessment includes family history for psychiatric disorders, parent-child interactions since birth, child's iq, academic & social abilities, teacher reports & a dental exam. Therapists teach more age-appropriate coping skills before ditching the bottle. ...Read more

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Does putting oatmeal or cereal in baby bottle make them feel fuller?

Does putting oatmeal or cereal in baby bottle make them feel fuller?

That is a theory: That many weary parents during growth spurts wish could be helpful to get them to sleep longer. The risk you run, is developing a food allergy. Many people try to offer thickened formula or breast milk a little too soon than what is generally recommended. Ask your pediatrician what their experience has been with that. If definitely depends on the age of the baby. ...Read more

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I just bought a baby bottle do I have to sterilize even if im living in the city with city water?

I just bought a baby bottle do I have to sterilize even if im living in the city with city water?

Probably not: A baby's environment is not sterile. It is important to wash bottle with hot soapy water after use to remove any residual formula and keep it clean, just as you would your cups and dishes. City water is generally clean and ok to use for making formula. ...Read more

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