Anyone has any idea if a very fast flow teat can cause more wind to be swallowed by bub? My bub is 15 weeks (3 months+) and DH insisted on using teats for 6 month babies for our bub's milk cos he feels bub's taking too long to drink and takes only small volume (120ml) each time. (Am not happy with that but anyway Separate issue).
And will wind make any possible reflux issue worse? We do burp him after each feed, it's easy day time but he hardly ever burps at night.
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26-01-2013 06:44 #1
Teat flow and wind
26-01-2013 06:52 #2
Teat flow and wind
Definitely yes. Bubs has to gulp very quickly to keep up with the flow and will take in air as a result. May also get a sore tummy from drinking too fast.
You're right. Hubby is very very wrong!
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26-01-2013 06:52 #3
Teat flow and wind
I would think so yes, if the flow is too fast then bub would probably have to 'gulp' down the milk, taking in air while gulping
In regards to the length of time and volume, bub is only 3 months so I would say 120ml per feed is ok, what's his total volume over 24 hours? He possibly has more bottles of less quantity? Some babies are slow drinkers, bub is still so small, he will possibly get faster as he gets bigger?
Have you found that bub is more unsettled since switching to the 6month teats?
Maybe you could take hubby and bub to see a child health nurse or dr for advise?
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26-01-2013 07:03 #4
pretty p$ssed that DH refused to buy the 4 months teats. Grrr...
i really am not sure if his recent night wakings are due to reflux. I am not sure if wind can make reflux worse too. These few nights he would stir and cry in his sleep needing resettling. If not settled we gave milk, out of 2-3 times there's at least once or even twice he sucked few times and cried and refused more milk. I am now beginning to suspect he has reflux. Plus in the day he often regurgitates his milk and does refuse milk too. I thought its a growth spurt as he's preferring sleep over milk but now....
He never takes a lot of milk since day 1. Until now he's taking 90-120ml. And last few days he nibbled for 6-12 hours stretches, making me very worried. Took him to GP for check up after MCHN advised me to. Came back he's drinking bit better 3-4 hrly but his night wakings got worse.
26-01-2013 07:31 #5
Yes it can, if it is flowing too fast for baby to keep up to, they will be sucking in air due to trying to keep up.
Same for breastfed babies, if Mum has a fast flow.
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