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when to stop giving my 12 mth girl the bottle Rss

my girl is 12 mths old and she does not have a bottle anymore,was it to soon to take it off her or is it a good thing. she doesn't miss it at all.is there any out there that has done this, whould like fed back please.

kirsty w

kirsty, new zealand

Hi its me again!
I felt exackly the same when i took my daughter off the bottle at 12mths. Thats why i seeked the advice from my community health centre about the calcium.
My daughter was terrible with a bottle and the breast from the moment she was born. She only drank 60- 80ml at any given time till she was 1. A constant worry for me for the entire period. It was almost a blessing the day i didnt have to give her a bottle any more. At first I gave her milk at every meal, eg milk on cereal a cup at lunch and baby custard powder with milk after dinner.
Now she only has milk at breakfast and i just make sure she has plenty of cheese and yoghurt everyday!
Just thought i would tell you more of my story, i hope your not bored hearing from me again!!

DD5, DS3, DS lost to SIDS at 6mths & DD6m

i wouldnt worry too much ... my daughter too gave up all bottles by the time she was 1 and was fine ... unlike my 15 month old son who is still having 3 bottles a day!! ... I was told that my little girl was too young to give up her bottle but who cares what everyone else thinks ... do what is best for you!

sa, girl 3 & boy 1

If she doesn't miss it, it was certainly a good decision:-)

Double Mum

Kristy - I went to this dental care/nutrition thing the other day where they said that babies need to be off the bottle at 12 months. Feeding with a bottle has a major association with tooth decay and that's why they need to be drinking from a cup at 12 months. (When babies suck on a bottle the acid that causes decay just keeps washing over their teeth. Continued exposure causes tooth decay)

I think you did the right thing! smile and I certainly agree that if she doesn't miss it then it was a good decision!

12 months is definitely the right time to stop giving a bottle!

Hannah (3 yrs) and Harry's (born 22/7) Mum! QLD

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