Bottle Nipples - Auburn,WA

Updated on February 21, 2011
A.S. asks from Des Moines, IA
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My 6 week old son is suffering from GERD, cries horribly during feedings and can appear to struggle taking the Dr. Brown nipple. Does anyone know whether small or shorter nipples exist for bottles?

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answers from Honolulu on

We always used a playtex nurser. My daughter was the same way, even on breastmilk. Another thing that helped us was to keep her upright for at least 30 minutes after eating. I know he is very young, but ask your doctor if you can add a tablespoon of infant rice cereal to the bottle (don't do this without your doctors permission) Thickening his food can sometimes help, but he is really young. Good luck momma, this too shall pass!

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answers from Portland on

Try adding a probiotic to the bottle. Both of my kids had GERD, one was a silent refluxer, the other spit up constantly. Their naturopath put them on Bifidous and it helped tremendously. My ds was the spitter and he was put on Bifidous at 2 weeks old. I finger fed it to him since he BFd. He was started on 1/4 tsp of the powdered form. At 6 months he was upped to 1/2 tsp. We saw instant improvement.

I know I didn't answer the bottle nipple question, but try adding a good probiotic like Bifidous or Primadophilous to the bottle, once a day. You should be able to find a powdered probiotic that is good for little ones - like the ones I mentioned - at your local health food/organic store.

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answers from Cleveland on

i used the soothie bottles

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answers from Springfield on

Are you thickening the formula? (because some doctors recommend that for GERD) If so, you can buy "Level 2" or "Level 3" nipples. They come with "Level 1," but those didn't have big enough holes for the thicker formula my son needed so we bought "Level 3."

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