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    Nope! Not at all, in fact it's worse to keep the bottle after 12 months as it can be of detriment to their oral health.

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    I think whatever you want to do, bottle or no bottle is fine. You could try to transition to a cup of milk at bedtime instead perhaps? My mum was also very pro bottle for my toddler ("Aww, he loves it look at him") but never forced her opinion in the same way luckily! But my DS had a bottle at bedtime until at least 2 yrs anyway as it helped him chill out for bed and my attempts at switching to a cup failed. Never affected his teeth.
    So I think do whatever is right for you and your DD

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    Not cruel at all. I think the earlier you wean them off bottles the easier it is. All of my 4 girls were weaned between 12-14 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    Now I'm feeling like I'm doing something wrong. My DD will be 1 next month and is no where near ready to give up bottles :/ she isn't a great eater and I'd be worried she wouldn't get enough nutrients. Should I be doing something differently? She eats... just not a lot.
    My 14 mo is nowhere near giving up his bottles either, he has a cup as well at lunch time. My DD gave them up around 2 as well. I figure breastfeeding babies aren't expected to stop at 1 (well, I know some people expect this, but not WHO guidelines etc), why should a bottle fed baby.

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    Too much cows milk can hinder iron absorption. Also bottles can cause dental problems. This is not the case with breastfeeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil M View Post
    Too much cows milk can hinder iron absorption. Also bottles can cause dental problems. This is not the case with breastfeeding.
    No one is suggesting anyone go nuts feeding a 1yr bottle after bottle of cows milk or let them fall asleep with the bottle in their mouth, rather that for different children, different times are appropriate as not all children are the same. My sons GP and Paed both know he's still on bottles. Both totally fine with it.

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    Do what works . My 2 year old loves his bottle and dummy due to nothing more than lazy parents . I can't deal with the drama it would cause stopping it.

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    Old thread revived! Seeing as though this was my thread, just thought I'd give an update! She's now 18 months old and we offer her a cup of warm milk before bed but she doesn't usually drink much, only a couple of sips. No concerns with calcium though as she's a yogurt and cheese addict!

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    The thread revival was my fault, failed to look at the date haha

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