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A 27-year-old female asked:

My 7month baby refuses to drink water and fresh juices and even milk from bottle is given to him when is in deep sleep. what can i do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Stop trying: Babies should never be put down with a bottle. In the short term it teaches them bad habits and prevents normal settling into sleep.In the long term it sets them up for destroying their teeth as they emerge. If the kid is not up and alert, it should not be drinking. Sounds like baby knows enough to avoid this issue.

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Last updated Jun 13, 2013

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