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My 24 month daughter recently she was dignosed with anemia and doesn't want to eat solid foods. How can I make her eat and lose the bottle?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Pick your battle

Many infants develop a bottle dependency as a comfort object.
Excessive milk intake cuts desire for other foods & can result in anemia. I try to split the bottle issue into 2 components.By only putting water in the bottle, they can have it, but they must go to a cup for the "tasty stuff", limiting total milk intake to 24oz/d. They eventually get bored with the bottle & toss it.

In brief: Pick your battle

Many infants develop a bottle dependency as a comfort object.
Excessive milk intake cuts desire for other foods & can result in anemia. I try to split the bottle issue into 2 components.By only putting water in the bottle, they can have it, but they must go to a cup for the "tasty stuff", limiting total milk intake to 24oz/d. They eventually get bored with the bottle & toss it.
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