One of the most interesting things that we have come across is how the methods and ideas behind bottle weaning vary from one place to another. This is different between individuals and cultures. Most of these methods are passed down from one generation to the next. In some cases, mothers sort of discover them off the cuff. This is to say that you will know them when you encounter the situation. The resource below is one that will be incredibly helpful for mothers no matter what stage of development your child is at.
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what made me realize that my son was becoming less of a newborn was when he started crawling under pressure from isola was started walking once i winds are offering it was much easier and it was a good milestone because i didn't have to buy the warnekros no more bottles it was better for my pocket a baby doesn't need a bottle at six months most babies can hold a cup and are quite happy to do so when they turn one they should be switching from a bottle to a cup and they should be transitioning from formula to milk so it's actually a great time to make the change because you're also changing what they drink milk you know has a lot of calcium you know vitamin D in the right amount milk is great for you but too large of an amount is being given to children and it's causing other problems that are then harder to deal with they tend to drink more if it's from the bottle for some reason more than you know and drinking from a sippy cup a one-year-old child should have no more than 16 ounces of whole milk every day from a cup it becomes when it's coming from the cup but from the bottle it's unlimited it goes on and on and there are three main problems that we want families to know about when it comes to drinking too much milk the first is iron deficiency anemia milk has an ability to block the absorption of iron into the body and so the child drinks too much milk then some of the nutrients they're getting from the food that they eat aren't going to make it into their body to help them grow the way it should and that's especially important for helping their brain develop the second thing is what doctors and dentists often refer to as baby bottle tooth decay nothing underhanded open more stickers I need no but I wrote the anthem and that can happen when particularly a child is put to bed at night with a bottle and doesn't have their teeth brushed after they drink the milk and the milk can pull up in the mouth and spends all night sort of eating into the teeth in creating the cavities I've had patients in the past who the child comes in at age two with full mouth of dental caries which if left untreated it could get bigger and then eventually become a fully severe decay to the point that it breaks down completely a lot of people don't realize that the primary teeth they're there to serve a function at the greatest stage of the children which is when they're growing these teeth basically serve as a space maintainer for the permanent teeth that are growing underneath if the primary teeth are lost early before they're supposed to there is always a chance that when the permanent teeth that are growing underneath could be shifted which would lead to basically further treatment into orthodontia and braces the American Academy of pediatric dentistry normally recommends children from switching from bottle and drinking out of a cup by age one and that's our recommendation as well there it is so the most important thing is if your child is going to have some milk or any other snack before bed make sure you brush those teeth and get them wiped off before they go to my dentist and then the third thing that we always want the families to know is this link between the milk and a child potentially becoming overweight milk has the same kind of calories that food does and if they drink too much milk they're adding extra calories into their day that they lately don't need but one of the other challenges with bottles is that when a child cries the instinct often is to give him a bottle to help him calm down and so it becomes essentially a 180 calorie pacifier so this is we compare the milk to how many calories in an actual egg if you if they tell me oh I give them four bottles a day in calories is the equivalent of the calories and eight eggs so a lot of times we'll say to the parents would you actually feed your child eight eggs in one day and they say wow the first bottle to stop is in the afternoon no problem you can give them a cup of milk if the child is old enough to ask for a bottle you can give them a bottle of water and they're gonna cry right that's not what they ask any other time if your child Falls if your child loses a special toy what are those same things you're gonna do to comfort them you're gonna pick them up you're gonna hold them you're gonna find something to distract them I think once these spontaneous by the spring something different she just he's distracted unless he's like hungry to try alternating the sippy cup in the bottle to try no bottle all day and then a little bottle at night and I think every child is different and you have to look to your child to see what's working some of the tips that moms have found helpful including myself when my son was one first of all is to kind of make it a special occasion so you can start even ahead of time by taking the child to the store and letting him pick out a cup so that he's involved in making that change I can get something he's excited about I'm proud to have how I started it with my daughter that way I'm like it's battle off how I did it with her and then we do it also with him because I don't want her to grow up in them their teeth start getting messed up and get used to the bottom go everywhere with the battle too much it's okay if the child cries the problem is what does the parent do when the child cries is just hold them in stay calm and by the child being physically attached to a physically calm person they begin to acquire the skills of calming down you spend a lot of time thinking about it in your head and whirring how's it gonna go what if they're gonna cry what am I gonna do and then the kids actually have an easier time with a lot of times that mothers do and that if you stick with it it really does happen pretty quickly the way I got her mouth was by using a straw he liked the straw lines he saw mommy and daddy using the straw so he wanted to use a straw and that helped me get the bottle way from him faster we offered it at six months and she took to it right away she was very excited she was sort of breathing excitedly when they grow out of diapers your relief because that's a mess and who wants to keep doing that all the time but when they go from a bottle to a cup and they gave up that bottle and you think about when they were babies and the bottles and packing them we're going to go out and you just always associate bottle with baby and when you start eliminating the bottle does that mean that you don't have a baby anymore and for a lot of moms that's really hard at first I felt sad but then quickly I felt proud that my baby was showing that this development and these steps that I had heard about but not yet experienced and it helped me prepare for the next stage of walking and talking just to feel more proud of him than worried that he's growing so no later they have to grow up sooner or later anyway so it's not I wouldn't say painful but it's a it's a privilege and a joy to see them go to they get their milestones I'm very happy my baby is what he must die my sleep is very nice you