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« on: August 02, 2005, 20:49:26 pm »
First off let me say that I love bottle feeding overall..especially since Toby feeds himself.  Love that.  Anyway...the clogged nipple syndrome.  I'm currently using Parent's Choice and he eats 8 or 10 oz. at a time depending on what size bottle I have.  I used the drop in liners most of the time..or straight botte.  Am I not shaking it up well enough?  Is there some better way to mix it so it won't clog the nipple...or is it an air problem.  I don't get the air out before feeding him.  Sometimes he'll be screaming in bed and I'll go check and the nipple is clogged..although I really can't see anything.  I shake it up some and mess with the nipple and get the flow going again.  Didn't have this problem at first when I was using the Especially for Baby brand..so I don't know if it's a brand issue or the increase in the amount of formula he's been eating.  Which by the way is A LOT!  He eats 8-10 oz. every 2 hours or so..all day and most of the night.  Any insight anyone?
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2005, 21:32:39 pm »
We used to get this sometimes using Avent bottles.  What I got into the habit of doing was to add the powder to the water, and then 'swirl' it around first, so that the powder was 'stirred' to the bottom, and then I would shake it up to mix it.

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2005, 22:59:14 pm »
Must be a guyt thing cause my Dh figured out the exact thing as Gareth and iot works - we shake/swirl to the sides for a bit before shaking up and down - no more clogged nipples  :D
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2005, 00:39:31 am »
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Which by the way is A LOT!  He eats 8-10 oz. every 2 hours or so..all day and most of the night. 

Holy crap  :shock:   I was way off!!!  :lol:

I had that problem with Parents Choice, though I know a lot of people haven't.  I'm not sure if you are bottlefeeding exclusively but I eliminated of a lot of the "chunks" problem in general by making a pitcher full at a time.  Don't know if you ever saw my post about the Pampered Chef's pitcher.......it's all I use - it's awesome!! And this way too, you can quick stir it every time before filling a bottle.

http://www.pamperedchef.com/our_products/catalog/product.jsp?productId=215&categoryCode=SE

Let us know how it goes.... :D
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2005, 00:49:58 am »
Also did the pitcher at a time.  The formula we ended up using was WAY worse than normal formula, and I also found that using room temperature water (we'd put water in a jug for a day before using it) and using a whisk did wonders.

But I still had to stir and stir and stir!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2005, 02:16:01 am »
Swishing and swirling is definitely a guy thing!!
I had always wondered why DH did that instead of just shaking it like I do. Then the other day, after trying to unclog the nipple (flicking it, squeezing it etc...) I thought to myself "try not to get the powder up into the nipple" ya dough head, and swirled the bottle instead. Bingo! It worked like a charm!
I of course never told DH how brilliant he is for thinking of this!!   :lol:
Must be a left brain/right brain thing too.   :roll:
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2005, 09:57:41 am »
You're right. Swirling is definitley a man thing! Maybe its got something to do with the whole "spacial awareness" thing - they're supposed to be better at that right?  :D

Anyway. Swirling before shaking worked for us after DH sussed it out.

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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2005, 19:35:02 pm »
Thanks for the advice.  I must have some sort of wrist deficiency..for I find swirling to be difficult.  I end up moving my whole arm and not much actual swirling takes place.  I think I might have to do some stirring.
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