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#1 NoMoreGuilt

Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:18 AM

Hi, DS is 13 months and has one bottle of cows milk in the morning and another one before bed. He also has another one mid afternoon on some days. He absolutely loves his bottle, will get very excited when he sees it coming.

I know the recommendation is to wean them off bottles at around 12 months and switch to a sippy cup or normal cup. I have tried and DS absolutely refuses to drink any milk out of a sippy cup (have tried countless brands and spent a small fortune). Tried straw cups and that failed too. He will only drink milk from a bottle, or else he will go for a whole day without drinking any. He does drink water from a sippy cup though.

Any advice - should I just continue to let him drink milk from a bottle for a while longer? I don't let him go to bed with it or anything, he just drinks it and then I take it from him.



Edited by workingmum0101, 02 April 2012 - 09:19 AM.


#2 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

My 19 month old still has one before going to bed but that's the only bottle she has. DD won't drink milk out of a cup ether.

Pediatrician told me they don't have milk to drink. They get plenty of milk from milk foods. DD loves yogurt and cheese so I'm not worried if she won't drink milk when the bottle is dropped.

#3 Carmen02

Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:33 PM

my 17mth old has one bottle in the morning one mid afternoon and one going to bed. Im not to fussed about it he loves it it works for us when his older ill push more for a cup but at the moment they are still so young

#4 Mose

Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

As far as I know the main issue with continuing with the bottle is concerns about dental health.  So if you are keen on keeping up the bottle, then just make sure you are doing all the right things - take the bottle away when done (as you have said you are doing), ensure thorough teeth cleaning afterward etc.

I am a bit paranoid about dental health, and my husband even more so.  So, the when we ran out of formula when DS was about 12.5 months we ditched the formula and the bottles in one swoop.  I just continued to offer him milk in a sippy cup.  He hardly drank any of it for ages, but is more into it now (15mo).

Ijust followed the advice that if they are eating yoghurt/cheese/milk on cereal, then it is not necessary for them to drink milk - so although I offer it, I have no concerns about how much he does or doesn't drink on any night.  

My biggest concern about ditching the bottle was behavioural - would he wake at night going to sleep without the 180mls of milk, or wake earlier in the morning?  In our case both of these concerns proved unfounded.  

I think as long as you are finding ways to address the concerns that lead to the "ditch the bottle at 12mo" recommendation that going with the flow is probably a good plan.

#5 Penguin78

Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:58 PM

My DS 17 month old still has a bottle before bed. We will drop it soon, but not so fussed just yet, because he doesnt feed to sleep or rely on it, its just something he likes an is not affecting his food etc.

If the only reason why you are keeping it is because he wont drink milk out of a sippy cup, then just drop it. As PP says, they get calcium from lots of other sources and don't 'need' milk as a drink.



#6 PurpleChicken

Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

DD is 20 months and she still have 3-4 bottles a day (depending on her mood).  I'm not too worried as she loves them and we don't normally give her one to sleep with at night (only occasionally when she's kicking up a big stink).

I don't really give them to her for the milk content, but simply because she enjoys them.

#7 bella_75

Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:11 PM

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DD is 20 months and she still have 3-4 bottles a day (depending on her mood).  I'm not too worried as she loves them and we don't normally give her one to sleep with at night (only occasionally when she's kicking up a big stink).

I don't really give them to her for the milk content, but simply because she enjoys them.


Ditto! My 20 month old DD is exactly the same! However I have managed to get her down to 2-3 a day.

#8 LovenFire

Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:13 AM

OP

We have finally convinced our little one that milk can be consumed for a sippy cup - he's about 20months old!

The echn advised us that their recommendation is to wean off the bottle by 12 months, and I nodded sagely.  At the 18month check up, the fact that bub was still enjoying his bottle was met with a frown of disapproval.and I'm ready for the possibility that he will regress once his littl sibling turns up...

Each bub has their own schedule of when they will accept new things and if it is important to you that he has his milk twice a day, then so be it.  When he is good and ready, he'll move to a sippy cup.  Perhaps  try getting him used to the sippy cup and water first and then buy a special sippy cup for milk etc and make a huge fuss.  Also, we moved morning bottle to sippy cup first, then evening bottle...



#9 Lucygoosey1

Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

My 2 year old still has 1-2 bottles a day.  She drinks from whatever, but just loves her bottle.  I can even put water in it, she doesn't care.  I've consciously limited the bottle, brush her teeth diligently,  only give her water if she wants it at night.  But we won't be dropping it for awhile.

#10 4WD_Baby#1

Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

Anywhere up to 24 months is okay, I heard that over 2 the teats can ruin the childs teeth/buck teeth? Also people breastfeed for up to 3 years so i dont understand why you cant still offer a kid milk drinks?

#11 Escapin

Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:30 PM

I think the dental issues arise when the child falls asleep with milk pooled in their mouth. That doesn't really happen with breastfeeding.

#12 MandyM80

Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:51 PM

My 14 month old still loves his bottles.  He has one in the morning, one at night and sometimes an afternoon one as well, although not always full bottles.  I offer the bottles after food to encourage him to eat rather than fill up on milk, but i probably wont worry too much until he's about 2 as he just loves it. He does drink very small amounts of water from a sippy cup.  if i think he has had too much milk i often add a bit of water and he doesn't seem to notice.

#13 Alpha_Chook

Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:25 PM

23 month old DS has always loved his milk...would demand cups of it all the time and always had one right before sleep. In the last month or so he seems to have cut right back to the point now where I try and give him one before bed (helps him sleep better and settles the tummy)....he has been asking for water instead




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