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How can I get my ten month old to take her bottle?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: She will, if hungry

A healthy baby will eat or drink when she is hungry.
So, parents can't make a baby eat, they can only let her get hungry. She will eat when she gets hungry enough. If she is usually bottle-fed, she will drink if she hasn't eaten a while. If she eats often, she may not take the bottle because she is still full. If she will breast-feed but not bottle-feed, she will take the bottle if hungry enough.

In brief: She will, if hungry

A healthy baby will eat or drink when she is hungry.
So, parents can't make a baby eat, they can only let her get hungry. She will eat when she gets hungry enough. If she is usually bottle-fed, she will drink if she hasn't eaten a while. If she eats often, she may not take the bottle because she is still full. If she will breast-feed but not bottle-feed, she will take the bottle if hungry enough.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics

In brief: You cannot

If your child is refusing the bottle he/she may be telling you that he/she is ready to start drinking from a cup.

In brief: You cannot

If your child is refusing the bottle he/she may be telling you that he/she is ready to start drinking from a cup.
Dr. Alan Levine
Dr. Alan Levine
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