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Old 03-26-2007, 10:56 AM   #11
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I do not see a problem here. An EBF baby would not be forced to ween at this age, why should my dd be forced to give up her equivalent?
Sorry I have never given my kids bottles, both BFed, but I know the one thing you have to worry about is baby bottle mouth or rott, whatever its called. As long as you clean her mouth it should be fine.

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Old 03-26-2007, 11:04 AM   #12
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IMO no reason to rush! We're in the same situation, DS still gets a bottle 3x a day, in the morning, b4 his nap and b4 bed. He's 20 mo. old.
Thankfully I have nobody nagging about this; I wouldn't let anyone! My child, my decision. And I know, eventually he'll get rid of the last remaining bottles.
He won't go to school, still using one, let's put it that way! But if he's 2 yrs or 2.5 and still 'needs' his bottle for bed time for ex. (which I heard is always the last one to be weaned off) I'm fine with it!
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I totally agree! Jonathan was 15 months old when he was weaned from nursing and he does exactly what you described.
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:07 AM   #13
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They shouldn't. There is the "bottle baby mouth" thing, but as long you rinse their mouth out/brush their teeth afterwards, there shouldn't be a problem.



Yep, and about to make it past 2 as well. LMAO We're skipping sippy cups altogether because he can't figure out how to drink from them - and he can't drink out of a real cup without help yet. My family doesn't bother me because they know how mean I get when people question my parenting choices. His pedi, she just doesn't know.
Jonathan had the same problem for a long time, now he finally has mastered the cups. He really loves his Thomas the train and Clifford cups the best.
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:07 AM   #14
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I feel the same way. If I could have BFd my babe I would have, but I couldn't. He is 10 mos and loves his bottle. It is a comfort for him. I am not going to take it away from him until he is ready. I will take it down to 1-2 when he gets past a year. I feel that because he wasn't BFd doesn't mean that he should miss out on that cuddling with me. So what if he is drinking from a bottle rather than a breast? He is still getting that comfort time.

I was wondering though...can babies get rotten teeth from BFing as well? Breast milk is very sugary. Just wondering if "baby bottle mouth" can happen with BFing? I know that all BFing moms don't brush their baby's teeth after every BFing.
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My DS was about 18 months when he gave it up. We "accidentally" left it at grandma's house so then he moved onto the cup with a straw and now just a cup. He had no problem with it, even when his little sis was born and she had a bottle. Just transition when you feel it's right for both of you.
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I was wondering though...can babies get rotten teeth from BFing as well? Breast milk is very sugary. Just wondering if "baby bottle mouth" can happen with BFing? I know that all BFing moms don't brush their baby's teeth after every BFing.
No because when sipping from a bottle, the fluid fills their mouth. But when sipping from the boob, it goes straight to the back of their mouth and doesn't touch their teeth.
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Thanks for posting this My 16 month old loves his bottle and my dr is also giving me a hassle. When I asked him how his only advice was CIO which we will not do. So I will probably lie to him at our appointment next week. I hate to lie but I hate to sit through the lecture also. I think it is normal to want to cuddle and get a bottle from mommy. My ds gets 3 or 4 a day also. Morning, Nap and night time for sure and an extra one if we are going on a car ride. We usually only go to town once a week and it is a 20 minute ride. So on the way home when he is tired I give him a bottle.
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:18 AM   #18
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I was wondering though...can babies get rotten teeth from BFing as well? Breast milk is very sugary. Just wondering if "baby bottle mouth" can happen with BFing? I know that all BFing moms don't brush their baby's teeth after every BFing.
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/older-baby/tooth-decay.html

BM isnt that sugary but it does have a component that fights decay. The way babies eat off a bottle vs. breast are very different thats why decay is linked to bottles, since whatever you put in the bottle doesnt come out behind the teeth like BM
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I use to work in the dental field and I think I remember something about babies stopping the bottle/paci after 1 year b/c it starts to deform the arch in their mouth. With bfing though I understand it to be just the opposite...it actually helps with proper jaw alignment. Just my . HTH!!
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I am honestly not a bottle fan, so I'm hoping to wean DS soon. I tried a couple nights ago to replace his bedtime bottle with a cup, but it was a no-go. lol. So, he'll get the bottle for a while longer then we'll try again. I'm not going to force anything on him! He's down to only a bedtime bottle, and very rarely a naptime bottle. Not bad at all.
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