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A 31-year-old female asked:

all sudden my 17 month old doeant want her bottle like two days ago started with this, only takes it at bedtime and is falling sleep, shes very active?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Good for her!: Sounds like she is weaning herself off the bottle, which you should be actively doing by 17 months. She can drink fluids during the day through a cup or sippy cup, but does not need a bottle anymore. She's growing up!
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Bottle at bedtime: I would discourage you from putting your child to bed with a bottle. The milk sugars that remain in her mouth can cause dental caries. You can break her of the bottle, by cutting the nipples and show that her bottles are broken.

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Last updated May 30, 2013

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