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What age should be off a bottle?!

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The American Academy

of Pediatrics recommends weaning as close to 1 year as possible.
Give whole milk, limiting milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./day to prevent constipation, iron deficiency anemia & its developmental delays & dental caries. The same muscles are used to talk as to eat & drink. Use open-mouth cups to promote lip closure, not Sippy cups that promote a primitive suckling position. See dentist at age 1.

In brief: The American Academy

of Pediatrics recommends weaning as close to 1 year as possible.
Give whole milk, limiting milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./day to prevent constipation, iron deficiency anemia & its developmental delays & dental caries. The same muscles are used to talk as to eat & drink. Use open-mouth cups to promote lip closure, not Sippy cups that promote a primitive suckling position. See dentist at age 1.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics
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In brief: By two years

Start transitioning to a sippy cup at one year of age.
Off the bottle totally by two. Some children transition more easily than others.

In brief: By two years

Start transitioning to a sippy cup at one year of age.
Off the bottle totally by two. Some children transition more easily than others.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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