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Should I wean my 4-month-old off the bottle?

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In brief: Too soon!!!!!

Your baby still needs the nutritional punch that formula or breast milk provides.
Your baby also does not have the hand and mouth coordination required to handle a sippy cup. It will be a sad frustrating process for both of you. Please slow down.

In brief: Too soon!!!!!

Your baby still needs the nutritional punch that formula or breast milk provides.
Your baby also does not have the hand and mouth coordination required to handle a sippy cup. It will be a sad frustrating process for both of you. Please slow down.
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
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Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Babies will respond gleefully when they see a bottle, but don't give your baby a bottle just to quiet him when he really isn't hungry.
Babies who spend too much time with a bottle start to use it as a security object, which makes weaning more difficult. They are also more likely to have ear infections and tooth decay problems. Find another security object like a stuffed animal or a blanket.

In brief: Yes

Babies will respond gleefully when they see a bottle, but don't give your baby a bottle just to quiet him when he really isn't hungry.
Babies who spend too much time with a bottle start to use it as a security object, which makes weaning more difficult. They are also more likely to have ear infections and tooth decay problems. Find another security object like a stuffed animal or a blanket.
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
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