Fiona-Jane Kenworthy, Marketing Manager for Dr Brown’s frequently receives queries from mums regarding correct teat sizes to use, so here are her comments:
While there are age recommendations listed for each of our teat levels, there really is no right or wrong time to change your baby’s teat level. Every baby is different; some babies will be perfectly content using level one throughout their bottle feeding days, while others are more aggressive eaters and need to advance to the next level. Your baby will let you know if and when the time comes to change levels. Below are some signs to look for from your baby. When you notice any of these signs, it usually means that the baby is not getting a fast enough flow and it is time to move up a level. Please remember, if these signs never occur then there is no need to change anything and it is always best to check with your Healthcare Professional.
•Baby is taking longer to finish eating.
•Baby becomes fussy or irritated while eating.
•Baby falls asleep during the feeding.
A range of 6 teat sizes/flow speeds are available to grow with your babies needs:
– Preemie Flow
– Level 1 – Birth to 3 months (on every bottle)
– Level 2 – 3 months to 6 months (most popular speed)
– Level 3 – 6 months +
– Level 4 – 6 months + Hungry Babies
– Y Cut Teat-Allows thicker feeds which would block the hole of a normal teat.
Share your experiences with your fellow mums and to purchase your Dr Brown’s teats or to find out more information please log on to www.drbrowns.co.uk