A 26-year-old female asked:
my 6 month year old infant is already holding her bottle...is that safe and okay for her to do?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: If baby is sitting while holding her bottle it's probably fine. If laying down its a problem. This position for feeding is more likely to lead to ear infections and dental decay. It's a nice trick but its a bit early to let baby self feed.
Answered on Jun 2, 2014
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