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How do I know when to change my Natural Response nipple?

Published on 27 June 2024
Following your baby’s cues is the best method when deciding to change the nipple to a different flow rate. The Natural Response nipples are available in flow rates from 1 to 5 in the United States and Canada and from 1 to 6 in other countries. Nipples with the highest flow rate 6 are more suitable for thicker liquids or babies who want a fast flow.

As long as your baby is calm and comfortable while feeding, there is no need to change the nipple to a different flow rate. You also do not need to change to a higher flow rate nipple based on the baby’s age.

Use a higher flow rate if your baby falls asleep during feeding, gets frustrated, or plays with the nipple instead of drinking. Use a lower flow rate if your baby is gulping the milk down or if milk drips out of its mouth during feeding.

Finding the right nipple is important:
If your newborn baby is consistently not taking enough milk throughout the feeding sessions or has complications in getting milk, switch to a nipple with a higher flow rate. 
If persistent feeding issues occur, consult a healthcare professional.

For hygienic reasons, we recommend replacing feeding nipples every 3 months. Inspect before each use and pull the feeding nipple in all directions. Discard nipples at the first signs of damage or weakness. Replacement nipples are available separately.

The information on this page applies to the following models: SCD837/12 , SCD838/11 , SCD878/11 , SCF263/61 , SCY670/01 , SCY673/01 , SCY900/01 , SCY900/02 , SCY903/01 , SCY903/02 , SCY903/03 , SCY903/11 , SCY903/21 , SCY903/66 , SCY903/67 , SCY906/01 , SCY906/02 , SCY930/01 , SCY933/01 , SCY961/02 , SCY962/02 , SCY963/02 , SCY964/02 , SCY965/02 , SCY966/02 . Click here to show more product numbers Click here to show less product numbers

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