Safe BabyFeeding

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Slow Milk Flow at the Breast

Slow milk flow at the breast is frustrating for baby and mom.  Baby doesn’t feel satisfied, cries when removed from the breast, fusses when put down, possibly has enough wet diapers but not enough poops, and baby doesn’t gain appropriate weight. Mom spends a lot of time comforting a fussy...

Fast Milk Flow at the Breast

Some moms have a super-fast letdown which makes their babies cough, sputter, unlatch, or even cry at the beginning of a feeding.  This is called overactive letdown, or overactive milk ejection reflex (OAMER). Specifically, this is referring to how fast the milk comes out, not an over-supply of milk; that...

Milk Flow: Too Fast or Too Slow?

Baby milk can flow too fast or too slow from the breast or bottle. You can tell by watching how your baby acts or “behaves” while feeding. We call this reading baby behaviors.  Your baby may have one or more of these various behaviors to indicate the flow isn’t just...

“Just Right” Flow

Flow is how fast baby milk comes out of the breast or bottle nipple. Breast flow varies from mother to mother, and even varies within a feeding. Bottle nipple flow rates are packaged as Slow, Medium, and Fast.  How do you know which nipple flow rate is right for your...

Different Bottle Sizes

Bottles come in different sizes ranging from 2 oz or 60 ml, to 8 oz or 240 ml.  So, which size do you purchase? Newborns and young babies do not drink very much, so a small bottle can be used.  However, if you like the feel of a larger bottle...

Long overdue

We are so excited to finally be adding a blog with helpful tips for parents and professionals!  Stay tuned!...