My son is about to be 12 months old and I still sit and feed him his bottle. I know he is physically able to hold it, he just does not because I have always held it for him. How do I train him to hold the bottle and feed himself? I decided just now to just give him a bottle and have him figure it out on his own but his father could not stand hearing him cry and took him away, is there another way to convince them to try it?He is about to go off of formula all together as soon as the last of the formula WIC gives him is gone. Please do not bash me for formula feeding as opposed to breast, i have had this debate and it is pointless!!!
Answer by LilyandEmmasMom at 11:09 AM on Jul. 13, 2009
Answer by JocelynsMama1 at 9:55 PM on Jul. 12, 2009
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Answer by truthteller0722 at 10:53 PM on Jul. 12, 2009
Why is it you don't want to sit with your baby & hold his bottle for him? Feeding time is a time to held and nurtured. Why do you want your baby to fend for himself? It really makes me feel sad to see babies who are forced to hold their own bottles or worse yet, have it propped, that can cause choking. Feeding your children is one of greatest of all the times we as moms will ever share with our babies and it ends quicker than you know. Just take the time out of your busy schedule, stop what you're doing and focus on this special time with your baby. One day you're gonna long for these days and they'll be gone forever. Believe me, I know.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:48 PM on Jul. 12, 2009