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I have been told by a nurse that it is best to loosen the cap a little on bottles to make the milk flow easier for my bub, and to reduce wind. Does anyone know if this is true or if it makes a difference? Should I loosen the cap on the baby bottle?

Posted by anon, 16/08/13

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  • I don’t think it makes a difference (and if you loosen it too much, I can see spillage happening). You can choose teats that will change the milk flow if you need to.


  • I always thought this would increase the air that’s swallowed, increasing wind. Also making it flow too fast and swallowing too much wind


  • Yes. It helps get air bubbles into the bottle so they don’t “suck the guts out of it” so to speak.


  • I have heard this too, you have to get the balance right or the bottle leaks everywhere.


  • IT WAS ALSO SIZE OF TEAT HOLE SOME WERE TOO SMALL AND HAD TO MAKE THEM BIT BIGGER.TRY BOTH AND SEE.


  • I never have? I would imagine the bottle could leak.m


  • This is true however don’t loosen it too much!


  • How was it?


  • I used Avent bottles & yes you do need to loosen just slightly to assist flow.


  • What did you end up doing?


  • did you end up trying it?


  • Did you try it and did it work?


  • I’ve never heard of this but I used avent bottles and you buy different teats for different flow


  • Did you end up loosening the cap on the babies bottle?


  • Yes just a little :)


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