Hi not sure if I have posted in the right spot but I have a 32 seeker and we are bottle feeding ebm and expressing 3 hourly and after bottle recommendations with a good flow and easy to suck thanks
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23-04-2014 12:36 #1
Prem baby and feeding
23-04-2014 12:44 #2
Hi, we used closer to nature bottles when we got home. He started on number 1 flow. He had no issues changing from the bottles he had at hospital to the closer to nature ones. They are apparently supposed to mimic breast feeding. Good luck
23-04-2014 12:45 #3
23-04-2014 13:27 #4
I bottle fed my prem (31 weeker) EBM using the medela bottles. I tried a few others but he only really liked the medelas.
23-04-2014 13:34 #5
Are you planning on breastfeeding?
I was recommended the medela calma teats as they mimic breastfeeding and help with nipple confusion so they're great while bub is still in hospital/mix fed
If not, we used the closer to nature bottles and they have a good flow.
24-04-2014 13:34 #6
Thanks I breast feed once a day and when she puts on more weight more Breast feeds
24-04-2014 13:43 #7Senior Member
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I'm another who recomends Medela, my prem baby loved the normal/basic ones.
One thing I will add about the Medela Calma is, while they're fantastic and mimic breastfeeding, they're also hard for prem babies to use as they require a lot more muscle tone which they may not have. My DD would scream when I tried using the calma, just as she would BF because she just couldn't suck hard enough.
24-04-2014 15:50 #8
I have a dd who had feeding difficulties.
The speechie and feeding therapists always recommended to stay away from avent and closer to nature... They are much shorter and harder making it much more difficult to suck.
I would like recommend based on my experience pigeon, medela or any slimline bottle with a longer teat (the cheapie happy brand is good too).
Also if there are further sucking problems there are teats called chu chu. They are for poor suck and babies with cleft palate. They can be good while learning to suck. You can only get them online. Or the speech therapist at the hospital may have some.
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