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How do/did you wean your baby from nursing to bottles?


Asked by kimberlyinberea at 12:05 PM on Feb. 16, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Didn't. But it's always done the same way. Drop one nursing session a week, replacing with the alternate feeding. Start with the feeding baby cares least about. If baby is six months or older, no need for bottles. You can go to a cup.

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:15 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • on both of my childrens first birthday we took the bottles and threw them all away and i let them do it, but befor that we started the sippy cup around 9 months so the were used to it, and this worked for both of my kids

    Answer by Mrs.Prine at 12:15 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • Slowly. The only thing he ever got in a bottle was breast milk and formula. Water and then juice was ALWAYS in a cup. Once he went to table foods (about 10 months) I just started skipping a feeding. Then once we got down to one bottle (right before bed) at about 12 months, I just slowly decreased the amount. By 14 months he was off the mess no fuss.

    Answer by SouthernMama08 at 12:35 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • I think it makes a difference if you mean bottle feeding formula or breast milk. Can you clarify?

    Answer by moviemom22 at 2:44 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • I'm thinking formula. Not 100% sure yet.

    Comment by kimberlyinberea (original poster) at 2:45 PM on Feb. 16, 2011