Our expert says:
Dear First Time Mommy
Premmies sometimes have a problem with lip closure and that is why they leak milk when feeding. A bottle teat that may help with this problem is one with wings on the side that fits nicely into baby's mouth. It would also be a good idea to visit a feeding therapist (usually a speech-language therapist that specialised in feeding) in your area to show you some techniques that may help. Also make sure that you position your baby in a semi-sitting position, since this may make her more comfortable when feeding. You can weight your baby monthly at the clinic to check the weight gain, but usually this leakage is little enough not to influence your baby's growth.
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