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Old 11-15-2008, 02:34 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My baby is 7 weeks old, and we've just started introducing a bottle of EBM for occasional use. He got the hang of drinking from the bottle very quickly, but this evening we gave him 3 ounces and afterward he spit up what looked to be most of it, or maybe half - it seemed like a lot! Poor guy was choking on the stuff.

This was his 2rd time drinking a significant amount of milk from a bottle (there were a couple of times before that where he just played around with the nipple and had a few swallows), but the first time we have fed him as much as 3 ounces.

Should we be feeding him less initially?
Or do we just need to give him frequent burping breaks during the feeding session?

He almost never spits up after breast feeding.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:36 AM
 
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Sounds like the nipple flow might be too fast or you might need to burp more frequently

Good luck, Momma!
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:41 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Thanks - I'm using the Medela slow flow nipples. Does anyone have experience with them? They're the ones that come with the feeding & storage kits from Medela.
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I don't sorry - we only ever used Avent bottles
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