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Bottle feeding.

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Aditi Mankad

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Sep 30, 2015

Hi. My son is 2 yeaar old. Still he drinks his. milk in bottle. He needs bottle feeding when he wakes up in morning. Second before aa nap and last before slee. Otherwise he doesnt aleep. I want to give up his habit of bottle feed. Any suggestion or anyidea for that?

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Debika Ghosh

| Sep 30, 2015

I have same problem. My daughter is 2. 5. She can drink through straw, direct from bottle or tumbler. Even then she likes her feeding bottle (for milk and water), more so because she lies down and sips before going to sleep.

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Nikita

| Sep 30, 2015

Hi Aditi, sometimes you have to take drastic steps to wean the child away from some habit. Just keep away all bottles and tell your child some story--a fairy took it or something--and dont give it back to him. He will cry and weep and not sleep etc but as a mother you have to show patience if you want this habit to go away. Give him milk instead in sippers or glass. Bottle feed at this stage can damage his teeth, create cavities etc.

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shilpa

| Sep 30, 2015

Since ur son is 2 yrs old, Introduce straw cups and gradually take him to cups. First few days give him water in straw cup. Then after a week give him Milk in that. Hope this helps.

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