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What is the best way to wean my baby off of bottles?

What is the best way to wean my baby off of bottles?

Depends on the age: If a baby is old enough to sip from a cup, he can drink his milk or water from a regular cup (with help) or from a sippy cup that has a lid. At this age (usually 20-24 months), the parent can have one talk with the child about the bottles going "bye-bye", and make all the bottles in the home disappear overnight. The important thing is to judge when the baby is truly able to drink from a cup. ...Read more

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What's the easiest way to wean an 18 month old off the bottle w/o too much crying?

What's the easiest way to wean an 18 month old off the bottle w/o too much crying?

Set A Schedule: Wean one bottle every 3-4 days, substituting a cup. And stick to it. This should work, as does cold turkey if needed. ...Read more

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What is the best way to wean my baby off of nursing?

What is the best way to wean my baby off of nursing?

Self wean /natural : The best way is to wait until the baby is ready. Child-led weaning occurs when a child no longer has a need to nurse - nutritionally or emotionally. The most common method is " don't offer" and "don't refuse". More methods of weaning described here http://www.Kellymom.Com/bf/weaning/. ...Read more

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When is proper way to quit the feeding bottle?

When is proper way to quit the feeding bottle?

By slowly: adding solid foods you will find that the infant begins to LOVE the TASTE of such "treats" and gradually will choose solids and eliminate the bottle (except for THIRST!!) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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How to wean off antideppressants to have a baby?

How to wean off antideppressants to have a baby?

May not be healthy: There are some antidepresssants that are less of a problem for pregnancy than others. You should get with your treating physicians and discuss the matter before trying to come off meds.If yours is a problem, move to one that is less so. A baby needs you as healthy as possible. ...Read more

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How can I wean my baby off of the pacifier?

How can I wean my baby off of the pacifier?

Work with baby: A pacifier can be a babies best buddy or of no consequence at all. If it is closely held, adult thinkers need to be creative helping baby give it up. Take it away or cut it up and the kid may cry & hate you for months+.I encourage a ribbon clip as they begin to walk, so they don't use the mouth as a pocket.A ziplock bag allows possession with a barrier for use. A clear case preserves the prize. ...Read more

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How to safely clean baby bottle nipples? By hand?

How to safely clean baby bottle nipples? By hand?

Boil: All items that are going to be used for a baby's feeding should be sterilized (including pacifiers) by placing is boiling water after hand washing. Items should be in the water while boiling for at least 5 minutes. After you have done this once the dishwasher should suffice. It would be good to also sterilize after the baby has been sick. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wean my baby quickly?

Is it ok to wean my baby quickly?

No: Breastfeeding is sufficient to support optimal growth and development for approximately the first 6 months of life and provides continuing protection against diarrhea and respiratory tract infection. So keep on doing it and do not rush! ...Read more

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When is a good time to wean my baby off of nursing or bottle-feeding?

When is a good time to wean my baby off of nursing or bottle-feeding?

Depends on the child: Some kids need more nurturing than others and will seek out the cuddle time at the breast well into the 2nd yr. If your infant needs cuddle time, do as long as desired. When kids start to walk, they may loose interest in cuddle time. When you have to chase them down to bf its time to quit. Bottles are easy, when baby will take well from a hard spout sippy cup start the wean. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean bottles and pacifiers?

What is the best way to clean bottles and pacifiers?

Soap and Water: Hello, good old soap and water will do just fine. Sterilization is unnecessary unless your baby has thrush. Most bottles can be placed in the dishwasher and cleaned as well. ...Read more

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Trying to stop using the bottle to get my 6 month old to sleep. Tips? Thank you

Trying to stop using the bottle to get my 6 month old to sleep. Tips? Thank you

Baby bottle: By now baby should be having baby food along with milk. Introduce baby to sippy cups. May protests initially. Be patient w baby he or she eventually forget the bottle. ...Read more

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Baby is 8 months biting mother when nursing but keeps refusing bottle . Baby is underweight(10 percentile) best way to wean a baby who will not take a bottle but needs nutrition ?

Baby is 8 months biting mother when nursing but keeps refusing bottle . Baby is underweight(10 percentile)  best way to wean a baby who will not take a bottle but needs nutrition ?

Work with the doctor: A normal baby at 8 months can easily be trained to take a bottle, if "no breasts are available" to the baby. So, the baby in question appears to have other issues, leading to questions such as: is the baby truly too small, why is the baby too small, why won't the baby take a bottle, etc... In such cases, the parents have to see the doctor a few times and work together to keep the baby growing. ...Read more

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How to teach a child to switch his milk from feeding bottle to cup?

How to teach a child to switch his milk from feeding bottle to cup?

Put water in the Btl: Kids often resist change, but can be drawn to it if there is a reward. If you quit putting good tasting stuff in the bottle & only put in water, the kid will learn that the good stuff comes from the cup & decide to make the change. It can take several days to a week or so, but keep with it & it will happen. ...Read more

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Will letting my baby use a pacifier make it harder for her to nurse?

Will letting my baby use a pacifier make it harder for her to nurse?

Nipple Confusion?: The short answer, of course, is "maybe." babies have a reflexive need to suck, but the way they need to suck to nurse is different than how they can suck on a bottle or pacifier. In the first week or so of nursing, the different shape of a pacifier may make learning a good latch at the breast harder, but many babies do great with both. If she nurses well, it should not be a problem for her or you! ...Read more

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How to wean add child off clonidine?

How to wean add child off clonidine?

I will need more inf: Before answering that question more information is needed. What is being treated with this medication. What dose is the patient taken and how long being since medication was started. ...Read more

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Best way to taper off oxycodone?

Best way to taper off oxycodone?

Taper: I would suggest decreasing by 20% per month until its off completely. Some people taper slower others faster. It really depends on you and your dependence on it. ...Read more

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How do I wean my baby off of the pacifier?

How do I wean my baby off of the pacifier?

Get ready, get set: In seven days, no more pacifier; in six days; in five days; etc. Then, when they wake up on the day it is to be gone, make sure it is absolutely gone. Nowhere in the house. Even if in the trash, they'll find it. It'll only take a day or two and it'll be a non-issue. Honest. (yes, your child may not count or know what days are, but they'll get the countdown concept.). ...Read more

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Best way to get off vicodin naturally?

Best way to get off vicodin naturally?

Seek help: Try a supervised , slow progressive taper. Consider starting attending a gender specific 12 step group. Seek an experienced addiction medicine md or therapist. ...Read more