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Best Way To Wean Baby Off Bottle
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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