This bottle really has a potential to become the best bottle for breastfed babies but at the moment it needs some tweaks. Several moms complained that even the slow flow nipple makes their babies to choke as the milk went to fast. There are also frequent comments about the hygienic cap being too loose on the bottle and easily falling off.
This bottle feature wide breast-like nipple with special built-in comfort petals that makes it exceptionally soft and flexible which enables proper latching on. These petals also prevent collapsing of the nipple in baby’s mouth and thus facilitate smooth uninterrupted feeding. The slow flow nipple enables even the breastfed newborns to comfortably drink from these bottles.
Avent Baby Slow Flow Nipple is naturally shaped nipple that is designed for babies of all ages. The softness of the nipple makes it easy for babies to switch between breast and bottle feeding. The design has built in valves that will flex with the baby's natural feeding rhythm to let the baby control the amount of milk. This will prevent colic by minimizing the air in your baby's tummy. Plus, it reduces overeating and spit-up!
Enfamil Slow Flow Soft Nipples are ready-to-use, come individually wrapped, and vented to allow air flow while the baby is sucking. They will fit most bottles with standard or classic size bottle openings, including our Nursette bottles, Enfamil plastic bottles, Enfamil Grad-U-Feed nursers, Mead Johnson Cleft lip/Palate Nursers, and Snappies.
Flow influences latch
These two pictures show
one baby using the
In the first picture, the
nipple is dripping when it
is offered to the baby.
The baby is unable to latch
on a dripping nipple, and uses
her tongue to block the flow.
In the second picture, the
baby has taken the same
nipple and has a nice latch.
What was the trick? The nipple
was offered to the baby while
it was not dripping.
This technique is explained in
detail in Section 2 of Balancing Breast and Bottle.
Nipples packaged as "slow flow" have a wide range of flow rate. We studied bottle nipples and found the fastest slow flow nipple was 11 (yes, eleven) times faster than the slowest slow flow nipple! We have rated slow flow nipple brands in Balancing Breast and Bottle as very-slow, medium-slow, and fast-slow. Most babies have an organized swallow pattern on a slow-flow, medium-slow rate.
Avent Natural Slow Flow Nipple makes bottle feeding feel more natural! The slow flowing nipple has two holes. Using Avent Natural Nipples allows mothers to switch between breast feeding and bottle feeding with ease. Babies will naturally latch on due to the wide nipple that is similar to a breast. The nipple has unique petals that are extra soft and flexible. It also has an advanced anti-colic system, so air goes into the bottle, not your baby's tummy.
Similac® Slow Flow Nipple - Abbott Store
Parents are often advised to begin breastfed babies on “slow flow nipples,” but even nipples advertised as “slow flow” can seem very fast. Are there any that are as slow as you think is appropriate?
Similac Slow Flow Nipple and Ring / 250 ct: Nutrition
Gerber Slow Flow Silicone Nipples are designed for babies from birth to 3 months. The BPA-free clear silicone nipples are soft and durable. They have a vented nipple design for less air, which reduces colic.