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June 3rd, 2009, 09:26 PM
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Addy is able to suck and eat but eats very slow and tires easily. The only nipple that seems to have worked were the ones i got when in the nicu and they are starting to wear. Do any of u ladies have kiddos with weak sucking if so any suggestions on bottles or nipples that assist her to do less work. Starting to work with feeding team and hopefully they have insight too.
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June 5th, 2009, 06:29 AM
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I have had a few friends tell me that the NUK ones worked well. Have you tried a faster flow nipple? If she gaggs or sputters stop using it but if she just doesn't suck very well that might help...
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June 12th, 2009, 10:38 PM
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My Addy has very weak suck due to Cleft Palate....we used to use the Special Needs Feeder from the NICU (formerly known as the Haberman), but now we use the Pigeon nipple (which doesn't require suction at all....just requires them to compress with their gums) and Stage 2 (fast flow) nipples.
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