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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 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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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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How do I stop the bottle?

How do I stop the bottle?

Throw them out: The easiest way to eliminate bottles is to simply get rid of them. Babies are creatures of habit and most will not change without having it changed for them. Many babies will take juice or water in sippies but simply refuse milk unless its in a bottle because its their habit. If a baby can use a sippy, eliminate bottles and only give milk in sippies. Most babies will transition in a few days. ...Read more

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When should I stop the bottle?

When should I stop the bottle?

Start by 12 months: Start offering small amounts of water and breast milk or formula in a cup between 9 and 12 months of age. Then start working on weaning from the bottle at 12 months. Toddlers should be off the bottle completely between 15-18 months of age. The older a child gets, the harder it is for them emotionally, so it's best to start early. ...Read more

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Which bottles are best to use?

Which bottles are best to use?

In my experience....: This is largely a matter of personal preference, and i've not noted a significant difference between varieties. More important is to take your time with your baby's feedings using whatever bottle you choose. Pace yourselves. Take time to burp your child frequently. Feeding your baby should be a pleasure for both of you. ...Read more

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What is the best bottle to use?

What is the best bottle to use?

Brest is best 2.0: ...But if you need a bottle, i like the ones that have a little bag inside that deflates as the baby drinks the contents. Less likely to lead to swallowed air, which is what the gas is in a gassy baby. ...Read more

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