You may be thinking to shift your baby’s feeding from breast to bottle. If so, then you should keep few things in mind while choosing a teat for your little one.
Nipple confusion is a very critical factor when you shift your baby from breast to bottle, especially if you want to continue breastfeeding beside using a bottle for additional feeding. You definitely want to select a teat that would allow your baby to maintain his or her natural feeding behavior. Luckily, you have a couple of options to choose from, when it comes to providing best feeding experience for your baby.
You can choose Pigeon Peristaltic Teat or NUK Anti Colic Teat, depending on your preferences and needs for your baby feeding habit.
Pigeon Peristaltic Teat
Pigeon Peristaltic Teats is a new generation teat that provides calming and soothing feeding experience to your baby. Pigeon Peristaltic Teats designed to closely resemble mother’s nipple during feeding. This shape preventsthe child from nipple confusion while shifting him or her from breast to bottle. Pigeon teats have been designed to mimic and promote the natural sucking action of babies. This is called 'Peristaltic motion'.
Pigeon Peristaltic Teat comes in four different sizes to choose from depending on your baby’s age. S-size is for small (0-3 months) babies with slow flow. M-Size is for 2 to 3 months old babies with variable flow need. Y-Size is also for 2 to 3 months old babies who don’t like M or L size flow. L-Size is for 3 months and older babies.
All Pigeon Peristaltic teats are made of BPA-free PP plastic in an ergonomic design. So you don’t have to be worried about any BPA effects on your child’s health. They also fit Pigeon baby bottles however remember that some of them have been specifically designed for wide neck or slim neck bottles.
NUK Anti Colic Teat
NUK Anti Colic Teat is also designed to resemble mother’s nipple during breastfeeding to avoid nipple confusion for the child. NUK teat fits in the child’s mouth naturally and facilitates the development of baby’s mouth muscles. The NUK Shape is also perfectly right for baby’s jaw.
NUK Anti Colic teat is designed to provide an air-system which reduces the amount of the air to be swallowed by the child during bottle feeding. This process decreases the chances of baby getting abdominal pain due the air swallowed.
NUK Anti Colic teats also come in different sizes and vary in flows. Sizes M and L both are for 6 to 18 months old babies. M-Size has moderate flow for the babies who don’t swallow fast. L-Size is for the babies with fast flow needs. Sizes S and M are available, for 0 to 6 months old babies, with less flow for little ones.
Make your choice
Both brands provide some common features like design and shape of the teat which resemble mother’s nipple during breastfeeding. Because of this ergonomic design and shape, the baby doesn’t feel nipple confusion. Both brands are made of BPA-free plastic and have different sizes to provide your baby’s required flow.
However, if your baby is sensitive to abdominal gas, and frequently gets abdominal pain or fullness, you should consider NUK Anti Colic teat to ease your baby’s stomach.
On the other hand, if you feel your baby is sensitive to sucking behaviour and may resist bottle feeding if it’s too hard for them, then you may choose Pigeon Peristaltic teat that provides extra help to your baby’s jaw and tongue while sucking.