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What are some tips for weaning my infant?
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Dr. Michael Joseph
Pain Management
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In brief: Gradual
If weaning from breast milk to formula, pumping and mixing the two in a bottle with a gradual increase in the concentration of formula can be helpful.
This gradual approach also works for the transition to cows milk after one year of age.

In brief: Gradual
If weaning from breast milk to formula, pumping and mixing the two in a bottle with a gradual increase in the concentration of formula can be helpful.
This gradual approach also works for the transition to cows milk after one year of age.
Dr. Michael Joseph
Dr. Michael Joseph
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: Around a year, you
Can wean to a cup & avoid the developmental, medical & dental problems associated with ad-lib use of "toddler bottles" & sippy cups.
Start by holding a double-handled, open-mouthed cup or "commuter cup" with 2oz. Of formula or water at 9 mos.; give more if still thirsty. D/c the bottles ~12 mos.; limit whole milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./day & juice 0-4 oz./day; & have the 1st dental visit.

In brief: Around a year, you
Can wean to a cup & avoid the developmental, medical & dental problems associated with ad-lib use of "toddler bottles" & sippy cups.
Start by holding a double-handled, open-mouthed cup or "commuter cup" with 2oz. Of formula or water at 9 mos.; give more if still thirsty. D/c the bottles ~12 mos.; limit whole milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./day & juice 0-4 oz./day; & have the 1st dental visit.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Also, cut a semi-circle at the edge of a small, soft plastic cup; hold so baby's nose is on the cut-out side & (s) he practices lip closure.
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