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Doctor insights on: How Often Should You Change Up Your Bottles And Nipples

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How often should you change up your bottles and nipples?

How often should you change up your bottles and nipples?

As your baby grows: Newborns generally are most comfortable with a slow flow nipple, but as they get older a faster flow nipple may be better. You can keep using the same bottles, as long as there are no cracks in them. Wash with hot soapy water after each use and sterilize at least once a week if using regularly. ...Read more

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Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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My baby is 7w5d.she used to drink 4-5oz/3hr.i did change e bottle nipple to size 2.since 3days ago,she will only tk 2oz/4hr.her body temp is normal.

My baby is 7w5d.she used to drink 4-5oz/3hr.i did change e bottle nipple to size 2.since 3days ago,she will only tk 2oz/4hr.her body temp is normal.

Over feeding? : 2 -3oz is more than enough formula for a 2mo old baby, but 4-5oz is way too much for a baby this young. I suggest you discuss feeding amounts with your baby's doctor - much of this has to do with the baby's size, but clearly, 4-5 oz is not healthy, and should not be given at that volume until the baby is at least 3 or 4 months old. See your Pediatrician for more advice ...Read more

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My 7 week baby fights when she is feeding by bottle. I am using my pumped milk or optimal. Tried to change bottles and nipples did't work?

My 7 week baby fights when she is feeding by bottle. I am using my pumped milk or optimal. Tried to change bottles and nipples did't work?

Breast/bottle : This is not unusual. You may find that she will take the bottle more readily from someone else than from you. Let daddy or grandmother try! when she smells your milk, and you are giving her a bottle, she gets confused. Don't worry. Most babies will take a bottle when they are hungry enough and the breast is not available. ...Read more

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What do sensitive nipples mean? Does it change depending on the time of month or part of the cycle?

Easily hurt: Having sensitive nipples mean that they are more sensitive to pain or stimulation than usual. They are usually most sensitive the week prior to your period starting. ...Read more

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In a week it will be a year since i had my nipples pierced but when i change my pericings my nipples still seem to hurt. Is this normal?

Occasional complaint: This is an occasional complaint --if there is not redness, no drainage, then it will probably not be of consequence other than the discomfort. ...Read more

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I have inverted nipples. Will they ever change for me and how do I get them to go erect?

I have inverted nipples. Will they ever change for me and how do I get them to go erect?

Inverted Nipples: I recommend trying a non surgical approach called the nipplette. It is a suction device that works for most women. It can be found on line and you do not need a prescription. ...Read more

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What causes nipple discoration?it becomes white,then change back to normal and it hurts..i'm only 17 years old??

What causes nipple discoration?it becomes white,then change back to normal and it hurts..i'm only 17 years old??

Normal: hormonal changes will affect the color of the nipple dietary changes could affect the breast tissue and become more painful make sure you are not pregnant then if you are on BCP it could be part of the problem take ibuprofen for pain if problem persists see your doctor good luck ...Read more

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Can a girl's pink nipples change to brown around age 20 as a result of them being sucked on when she was a teen?

Skin and Aging: Nope. It is the changes of growing into young adulthood. It is not in any way related to sexual play years earlier. ...Read more