My daughter is 4 weeks old. I EBF but wanted to introduce her to bottles around this age because my DS would never take bottles and i EBF him till he was 20 mths old! Well i just tried giving her a bottle for the first time and I have a few questions/concerns.
Though she did well overall, the nipple flow still seems to be too fast and she choked several times and milk leaked from the corners of her mouth. I am using Tommie Tippie and would like to stay with them because she latched well with it. But the nipple is a 1 so thats the slowest I can get right? Any solution to this or will it just inprove as she gets use to it?
How much does your 4 week old drink? I do not know how much she takes since she has never done a bottle before. She is a needy sucker and uses me as a paci constantly for sleep so I am worried she will over eat due to just wanting to suck. The bottle had 3oz in it and she gulped that down in under 5 mins. She spit up twice, she has issues with reflux, and her belly seems so full so I was worrying she was eating too much especially since it hasnt been that long since her last feeding. Any advice on this?
I gave her the paci afterward but that only lasted 5 minutes till she wanted on my breast. She has sucked but not really eaten and is starting to fall asleep so maybe the 3oz did fill her up then??