hii, need suggestions.. my baby has completed 1yr.. till now bf only.. in the middle I have used powder milk but she didn't like it.. now how to stop bf and how to introduce bottle feeding.. the main problem is if she has to sleep she need bf.. plzz help me frnds.. doc has told me to stop bf as she is not showing interest in other foods..

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ideally a baby can be breastfed as long as you can and minimum for 2 years. However if you wish to wean off, then keep the baby well fed through other milk and complementary solid feeds. You can also discourage the child using bitter edible things like neem/karela juice. It will take some before the baby is completely weaned off. Also ask any other family member/husband to put the baby to sleep. Bottle feeding is not advisable as it is not very hygienic. You can instead try attractive cup/glass/sipper to give her milk. Give her milk in these, when she is hungry and it is her milk feed time. You have to be firm in not giving her bottle and keep trying to give her in cup/glass instead. You may flavour the milk with natural flavourings like elaichi powder, kesar, dates syrup etc. You may give in the form of fruit shakes like mango/banana/cheeku/apple shake. You may even try giving milk in the form of porridges/kheer/custards.

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