Baby Sucks So Strong She Chokes When Bottle Feeding
I have been breastfeeding by my 5 week old and she has been a strong sucker since birth. Occasionally I have had to give her a bottle (when my milk ducts were completely plugged early on I had to pump and feed her, also there are times I am out of milk and she is screaming because she is still hungry). When I feed her with a bottle she sucks so hard she either chokes or she starts to just nibble at the bottle. The nibbling is a problem because it changes the way she eats when I breastfeed after that and she ends up sucking air with every swallow. I have tried the slow flow nipples from Dr Browns, Maam an Avent. Avent has been the slowest bit it’s still too fast and she chokes at least once with each bottle. I have tried having her sit as upright as possible and keeping the bottle horizontal to slow the flow and I’ve tried tipping the bottle back every 15 seconds or so to let her swallow and pace herself a bit. Nothing is working... she still chokes and still nibbles at the bottle. Are there any specialty nipples for situations like this?