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?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
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!
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.
Last updated May 30, 2013
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