Step 1 - Make a hole in the nipple using one of these methods:
- Cross cut nipple with a razor blade.
- Using a strong needle or cuticle scissors, enter and exit the tip of the nipple as though making a very small stitch or snip, pull the needle out removing a small piece of the nipple.
Step 2 - Check flow with water.
- A steady drip or thin stream should be achieved when a little pressure is applied to the nipple.
Note - If one or more of the animals is ill you must use a different bottle or feed ill animal last.
Wash the bottle, the cap and the nipple with hot soapy water and rinse thoroughly after each feeding session.
If animal is too small or weak to nurse, consult your vet.