First off, congrats! Our son, Owen, is 10 months old, and is doing great! I started off breast feeding him, and he was feeding effectively, but he was not getting all that he needed, so we had to start bottle feeding him, but he hated all of the nipples. Our early intervention coordinator suggested a Haberman feeder. I went back to the hospital and the lactation consultant got one from the NICU, and we tried it and he sucked an ounce down like it was nothing. The Haberman feeder is a special bottle and nipple they use with babies that have problems with sucking, or babies with cleft pallets, or whatever. It worked great with Owen.