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    1234 is offline Registered User
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    Bottle Teat size

    I am just in the process of converting from breast to bottle. My baby is 5 months old.

    I have been topping up with a bottle for a couple of months on a size 2 avent teat. Bubs seems happy with this size. But looking at baby cups the other day I realised I should probably be increasing the teat size so she can eventually drink out of a cup.

    I tried a 3month plus teat the other day and milk just came pouring from the sides. Should I be continue to try and increase the teat size? Or just stick to what she is happy with? If I stick to the size 2 teat - how will she ever graduate to drinking from the larger cups?

    Im confused??? Can anyone help? Thanks

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    If milk keep coming out, then the teat is prob too big for your baby. The labels are just guideline, I think you should stick with the one you baby is happy with and try the size 3 again in a couple weeks.
    I remember my baby was "behind" on the teat size too.
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    taysty is offline Registered User
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    Agree with Biggie. My baby also nearly 5 months old and still using the Avent Size 2 teat. I tried to change it when she is about 2 months, the flow is too fast for her, i try it also at 3rd and 4th month, still it doesnt work out. So i will just stick to what she is happy with for now.

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    lesliefu is offline Registered User
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    stick to whatever she is happy with - i remember with mine, i changed because to a higher teat size because my LO was falling asleep without finishing her milk (and it wasn't because she as full - but tired from sucking). when they are ready you will be able to tell - can't rush it.

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