Choosing Bottle Nipples

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Choosing Bottle Nipples for Newborns

  • Select a bottle nipple that is: slow flow (birth to 3-month stage), round shape and soft silicone.

  • Consistency is important. Use the same type of slow flow bottle nipple at each feeding. Using multiple types of bottle nipples is not recommended.

  • Using an orthodontic shaped (wide with a flat side) bottle nipple or pacifier may contribute to poor tongue movement and lead to speech concerns later on.

  • As your baby grows, some may prefer a nipple with a faster flow rate and others may never need to change.

  • Tighten the ring on the bottle to be snug, but not tight.

If you have questions or concerns about your baby's bottle feeding, please contact your baby's health care provider.