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When is it time to stop giving my little boy his milk in a bottle?

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Asked by Momof2fabboys at 2:45 PM on Nov. 11, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • The AAP says take the bottle away at one year.

    Answer by justluvinmyson at 2:46 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • i think bottles should be weaned around one or before. and pacifiers even sooner, you don't want them to need something to soothe them. they are able to do it for themselves at that point.

    Answer by angevil53 at 2:46 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • When he turns 1.

    He no longer needs any milk. Cow's milk is for baby cows.

    Juice is supposed to be given by cup. He can have water in his bottle.

    Answer by Gailll at 2:47 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • I agree. At one its time to move on to a sippy cup.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:47 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • Whoa your baby still needs milk. Maybe you can choose not to do cows milk but milk in a sippy is a good idea.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:48 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • Thanks. We still like to give him a bottle in morning so we can snuggle in bed...but I guess the move to the sippy cup is overdue as he's 16 months. (He does drink water from a sippy cup throughout the day, though).

    Answer by Momof2fabboys at 2:53 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • I think a container of cow's milk hit Gaill in the head or something. She sure does seem mad at cow's milk for some reason. I have noticed you are always bashing milk...what did it ever do to you!?

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:06 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • I find it a little odd that people are telling you that your child doesn't need milk anymore!!! That seems a little ridiculous to me. Anyways, at age 1 they should move to taking all liquids from a sippy.

    Answer by TristansMom440 at 3:11 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • The best time in my experience is to wean them from a bottle of any kind at around one. They like sippy cups. They even make soft tip sippy cups for the transition. Juice is always given in a cup and only 4 oz or less a day. Its like liquid candy. Your child needs milk. Quite a bit each day honestly but not in a bottle.

    Answer by Lifes-A-Dance at 4:03 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • my dd stop having a bottle at 12 ,. and then we swithced to cow milk.

    Answer by piwife at 5:02 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

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