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Want to stop bottle feeding

Tulsi
1 to 3 years

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Updated on May 12, 2014

Hello all parents.   I am a mother of twin boys who are now 20 months old... I give them milk in bottle three times .. But now I want to stop giving them bottle.. I tried giving them straw inseam.. But does not help as they don't get the satisfaction of drinking milk... Please help me with this..  

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Nikita

| May 14, 2014

Be slow with them. make them understand its not good for them now as they are grown up for bottle milk.

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Meenu

| May 14, 2014

Anurima's idea is wonderful! whatever you do, do it in a phased out manner. Don't make them switch immediately.

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Anurima

| May 12, 2014

Hi Tulsi, you will need to wean them off the bottle which may not be welcomed by them. Bottles become more like a comfort object than merely something they drink milk out of so most children are not ready to let go off their bottles till they are much older (maybe 3 or 4 yrs old). If this is the case then do not force to take the bottles away from them. give a break and retry after a few months. To start with weaning them off from the bottle, you may buy each of them an attractive sippy cup. The choice is endless but make sure to buy a reliable brand and look for those non drip ones. The non drip ones have teats which do not let the liquid flow out or leak out unless sucked onto. Also please ensure to give them age appropriate sippy cups so that the flow of milk is not too fast to make them choke. Once you get the sippy cups, gradually replace one feed at a time with the sippy cups. Do not force them, make a gradual shift and make it look like fun. Hope this helps :)

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Parentune Support

| May 12, 2014

Hi Tulsi, You may refer to this parent talk- https://www.parentune.com/parent-talk/how-to-stop-feeder-bottle/738

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