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Bottle Use (Overview)

Bottle use means a child drinks from a baby bottle. A bottle may be used during the first 18-24 months of life.


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Explain the issues around bottle use in babies and toddlers.?

Explain the issues around bottle use in babies and toddlers.?

Tooth Decay: It doesn't take long for our mouths to be colonized with a bacteria called streptococcus mutans. This is the bacteria most responsible for dental caries or cavities. When infants who have teeth go to bed with a bottle of milk it feeds this bacteria with the sugar in the formula or milk causing it to release a substance called glucan. Glucan is very sticky and causes tooth decay and cavities. ...Read more

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Bottle Use (Overview)

Bottle use means a child drinks from a baby bottle. A bottle may be used during the first 18-24 months of life.


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Is magnesium citrate safe to use? GI told me to drink 1 bottle & use enema to clean me out & start Linzess tomorrow 4 chronic constipation. Side effec

Is magnesium citrate safe to use? GI told me to drink 1 bottle & use enema to clean me out & start Linzess tomorrow 4 chronic constipation. Side effec

Common protocol: This is a commonly used protocol for cleaning out the bowel. The fact that it is available in many areas over the counter gives you an idea of how safe it is.The most common effect is you go to the bathroom a lot and it often makes you very loose. ...Read more

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What is the best bottle to use?

What is the best bottle to use?

Brest is best 2.0: ...But if you need a bottle, i like the ones that have a little bag inside that deflates as the baby drinks the contents. Less likely to lead to swallowed air, which is what the gas is in a gassy baby. ...Read more

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What is the best bottle to use for a preemie?

What is the best bottle to use for a preemie?

Trial and error: You need to figure this out through trial and error. Search online and read the blogs. Then bring your baby and see which bottles and nipples are closest fitting to your baby. You will need to try a few until you find one that works. ...Read more

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What's the best brand of bottle to use for newborns?

What's the best brand of bottle to use for newborns?

Baby bottle: Any brand of bottle will suffice. No special bottle is needed although the nipple may be more important. ...Read more

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I am going to breatfeed only for 6 weeks. Pumping & going back to work. Is the tommee tippee bottle the best bottles to use?

I am going to breatfeed only for 6 weeks. Pumping & going back to work. Is the tommee tippee bottle the best bottles to use?

Who knows?: Normal healthy babies can use a regular standard nipple & bottle, easily found in any store. Standard nipples have worked fine for decades. But if a baby is having trouble with the milk-flow from a standard nipple, other nipples can be tried. Also, if a baby seems to be swallowing too much air while feeding, other nipples may be tried. ...Read more

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What is a good age to take a child off her bottle and use only cups?

What is a good age to take a child off her bottle and use only cups?

12-15 mos.: I recommend by 15 months of age to eliminate bottles (and pacifiers) to protect the teeth. But any time earlier is fine. ...Read more

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When should a child be taken off a bottle and pacifier? How do you ween also? My son is drinks milk from a bottle and use a pacifier for security.

When should a child be taken off a bottle and pacifier?  How do you ween also? My son is drinks  milk from a bottle and use a pacifier for security.

The natural time of : Weaning is around a year, when whole milk & milk products are limited to 16-21 0z./day to avoid constipation, iron deficiency anemia (which can cause developmental delays), & ?'ed appetite for solids. Juice is limited to 4-6 oz./day. Sipping milk/juice off & on or falling asleep with a bottle promotes cavities. Use an open-mouthed cup with 2 handles to promote lip closure for speech. ...Read more