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is this normal?

my son who just turned 6 months old will not go to sleep without a bottle in his mouth and if you take the bottle out he will wake right back up again and start getting fussy. he sleeps all night almost with a bottle in his mouth i try to take it out when is out but he wakes right back up. i just wanna know if this is normal or if anybody has dealt with the same thing that i have.

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AlaSkAnMoMmYoF2

Asked by AlaSkAnMoMmYoF2 at 3:50 PM on Jun. 23, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It's normal and it's for security but you should not let him continue to do this as it can lead to bottle rot (bad teeth and gum issues) along with it being a bad habit to break later.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 3:52 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • You're looking at rotten teeth and possible choking if you don't stop this. At least start watering down the formula til you get to just water. Will he take a pacifier instead?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:52 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • You need to get him on a pacifier or something. Evidently he has a high sucking need, but, that bottle all night will do him more harm than good if it is full of milk. Is it? If it isn't, then I suppose it won't hurt so much.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:52 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • it's normal. have you tried a pacifier instead? that wont cause bottle rot at least.
    jennifer588

    Answer by jennifer588 at 3:53 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • Is it normal? Yes. Is it healthy? no. Like the others said it can rot the teeth.
    carsonsmommytam

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 6:18 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • he goes to sleep with a bottle in his mouth and then when he falls asleep i try to slip in the pacifier but sometimes he wakes up from it sometimes he doesnt. im gonna work with him more on using his binki at night. thanks ladies. last thing i want is for my son to get rotten teeth and gums yuck!.
    AlaSkAnMoMmYoF2

    Comment by AlaSkAnMoMmYoF2 (original poster) at 1:21 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

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