What are tips for transitioning from the previous Natural nipple to the new Natural Response nipple?
Published on 15 June 2023
We’ve created our new nipple to work more like a breast so your baby can drink, swallow and breathe using their natural rhythm, like they do when breastfeeding. Milk only flows when your baby actively drinks, which means they’re always in control of the flow and can feed and pause comfortably.
Which Natural Response nipple flow resembles my previous Natural nipple flow?
If your baby is already used to the previous Natural nipple, or even another traditional bottle, they may need a higher nipple flow in the Natural Response nipple because they are used to milk flowing quickly with less effort. The table below shows a recommendation on where to start, based on the previous Natural nipple range. Watch for your baby’s cues to check if you need to change the nipple, and let your baby be the guide.
How long will it take for my baby to adjust to the Natural Response nipple?
It can take a few tries to get used to drinking with the Natural Response nipple. When introducing a new bottle, try offering it to your baby when they’re relaxed and not yet hungry. If you’ve tried a few times with no success, it could be a sign that your baby needs another nipple flow. If your baby is coming from a traditional bottle (including our previous Natural bottle range) they are likely to need higher nipple flows with the Natural Response nipple because they are used to more milk coming out of the nipple with little effort on their part.
Why did you change to the new Natural Response nipple?
We’re always looking for new ways to make bottle feeding more of a natural experience for you and your baby. From research, we know that milk releases from the breast when baby applies suction and compression. This allows them to pause whenever they need and use their natural drinking pattern. So, we made a nipple that works that way too, letting babies use their natural drinking rhythm when bottle feeding. Now all our Natural bottles come with the Natural Response nipple to make it easy to combine breast and bottle feeding.
Can I use the Natural Response nipples with the previous Natural bottles?
Yes, you can. Our new nipple works with all our Natural bottles.
Can I still buy the previous Natural nipples?
We are in the process of changing all our Natural nipples to the new Natural Response nipple, so we are no longer making the previous versions of the nipple. In some stores or online, you may still find some of the previous Natural nipples as they work through any inventory they may have.