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Hey everyone! I took my son for his 12 month check-up yesterday and his doctor asked how I put him to bed at night. I told her that we lay him in his crib and give him a bottle (was formula, now that's hes a year old we've been giving him whole milk instead), and that when he is done with it he falls asleep. She told me that it wasn't good to do that because the milk can sit on his teeth all night and rot them. This is my first child (I'm 20) so I had no idea about this! Now my husband and I don't know how to wean him off it. Last night we tried to give him a bottle with water instead of milk, but he screamed until we gave in. He has never taken a pacifier. I don't want to just let him "cry it out" because I always feel bad when I do, like he is wondering why I won't come to him. Does anyone have some advice on how we can get him to start going to sleep without a bottle? He doesn't sleep through the night yet either, so I don't know how we would get him back to sleep when he wakes up. His dental health has always been important to me, we always make sure to brush them at least twice a day, so I am really worried about this situation! If anyone has ever had to let their baby start crying it out, do they cry for a long time every night? Or just until they get used to soothing themselves? Thanks!