FAQs - Breastfeeding Bottles with NaturalWave® Nipples
What makes the Lansinoh® Breastmilk Feeding Bottle different from other bottles?
The Lansinoh® bottle is specially designed for breastfed babies. The Lansinoh® Bottle with NaturalWave® Nipple is clinically proven to reduce nipple confusion. It enables your baby to engage in the same natural feeding actions learned at the breast, allowing for a smooth transition from breast to bottle and back again.
What is the Air Ventilation System (AVS)?
The Air Ventilation System reduces the intake of air, ultimately reducing the potential causes of gas or colic.
What are the NaturalWave® Nipples made of?
Lansinoh® nipples are made of 100% silicone.
How often should I replace the NaturalWave® Nipple?
We suggest inspecting the nipple for wear/tear daily and recommend changing the nipple every 7 weeks. If you notice the silicone is torn or compromised in any way, discard it. We also recommend not leaving the nipple in direct sunlight, heat, or leaving in disinfectant (“sanitizing solution”) for longer than instructions recommended as this may weaken the nipple.
Can I sanitize Lansinoh® bottles and NaturalWave® Nipples in boiling water?
Lansinoh® bottles and NaturalWave® Nipples can be sanitized by boiling in water for five minutes. Please be sure that no parts of the bottle or attachments touch the bottom or the sides of the pan as this could cause them to melt.
Are Lansinoh® bottles and nipples dishwasher safe?
Lansinoh® bottles and NaturalWave® Nipples are dishwasher safe. However, for longer life of the NaturalWave® Nipple, we recommend hand washing.
Can I use a nipple brush to clean the NaturalWave® Nipple?
You can use a nipple brush to clean the NaturalWave® Nipple. It is important to be gentle and not poke the brush through the hole; it is very small, and this can compromise the silicone. You can also soak nipples in warm soapy water, rinse and air dry, or place them in top rack of the dishwasher.
Are Lansinoh® Bottles BPA-free?
Yes, our bottles and NaturalWave® Nipples are BPA and BPS free.
Can the Lansinoh® Bottle NaturalWave® Nipple be used with other bottles?
The Lansinoh® NaturalWave® Nipple is designed for Lansinoh® bottles and will not fit on other wide-sized bottles. We do not recommend using our nipple with any other bottle because we have not tested their bottle with our nipple.
When should I change the flow for my child’s NaturalWave® nipple?
While using our Lansinoh® NaturalWave® Nipples, there is no exact age when you should switch the flow of nipple for your child. The best way to tell is by being mindful of their feeding habits. For example, if you notice that your child is sucking for a long time but still unable to get milk out as quickly as they used to, then that is an indication that they may need a faster flow nipple. However, if you do notice that milk is spilling onto the baby’s neck while feeding then that is an indication that they will need a slower flow nipple.
Is there an appropriate age for slow, medium, and fast flow nipples?
Babies flow preferences with bottle nipples are related to the way they feed at the breast rather than their age. It is recommended to start a breastfed baby with a slow flow nipple. If you notice that it takes longer for them to finish feeding than it does at the breast, and they get frustrated with feeding and pull off the nipple frequently, these are indicators that you may need to switch to a medium flow.
I have slow, medium and fast nipples - is there a way to tell them apart?
On the bottom rim of the nipple, the slow-flow nipple reads “Size 2S”, the medium-flow reads “Size 3M” and the fast-flow reads “Size 4L”.
Do you only have a wide neck nipple?
Yes, the Lansinoh® nipple is a wide neck nipple. It enables baby to have a wide latch similar to how a baby would latch on to the breast with a wide-open mouth.
Can you heat the NaturalWave® Nipple in the microwave?
We DO NOT recommend heating breastmilk or any liquid for a baby or toddler in a microwave because the microwave can create hot spots that could burn baby and damage breastmilk nutrients. We do NOT recommend heating the bottle in the Microwave in any form.
Can I freeze your Feeding Bottles?
Our feeding bottles can be used for fridge or freezer storage as long as they are used with the appropriate sealing discs or storage caps.