Mama to Silas Anansi, born 9/9/10 and Petra Eadaion, born 10/1/12.
It may sound silly, but you checked the nipple size? I don't remember them being fast. Good luck.
You are using the slow flow nipples? We just switched to the medium flow and it is MUCH faster. So if you are using medium try the slow flow- I found whichever way you hold the slow flow there really is no way it can come out too fast.
Anyway, we had no problems holding the bottle at a 30 degree angle. There will be air in the outer nipple part but it won't be near the bottom where the milk comes out, and the bottom will constantly be filled with milk.
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I wish I had known about these bottles before my son arrived! We've had to supplement quite a bit the last week or so because of what I assumed was a low supply issue...but looks like might also be a posterior tongue tie issue. We're going to the peds on Tues so we'll confirm.
Anyway, I think we're dealing with a nipple confusion issue, too, b/c I've noticed he's become a very lazy sucker at the breast...which I think is affecting my supply. I've gone back to work and am pumping, generating about 4 oz total each session.
I bought some Breastflows yesterday and my husband used it this morning. Apparently, he HATED it. He was able to get the milk out but was very irritated about having to work for it.
Any tips on how to encourage him to suck from the Breastflow in a gentle way? I don't want my husband to have to force the bottle into his mouth but we don't know what else to do...and I don't want him to go back to using a conventional bottle.
Edited to add: My husband just texted me that subsequent feed went well with the Breastflow. Maybe he just needs to get used to it? Hope it helps with nursing!!
If the lid is on too tight, they don't work well. (too slow) You want just snug, not super tight so they won't leak tight...if that makes any sense. What home canners call finger tip tight (tightened using only finger tips.). When we use ours we hold it at about 45 degrees so the inner nipple is full. The outer nipple will sort of half fill during feeding. Baby has to have a good latch (big mouthful) or the milk will not flow. When baby gets a good latch, the outer nipple sort of collapses slightly, and baby works for the milk.
Stage 1 is slow flow. The only time I've had fast flow issues was when one of the two nipples was cracked or when I didn't correctly nest the two together when making the bottle. Good luck and hth.