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How can I get my baby boy off the breast n get him on the similac?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Depends on his age.

Neurotypical 5-month-olds have procedural memory & 6-month-olds have learned behavior. Introducing the bottle then may require dad's giving it to him at first.
Breast milk till 1 yr.(then weaning to a cup is best, but if you must switch, hold him with his head up at least 30 degrees for all bottle-feeds & minimize air-swallowing. Wipe out his mouth after the last feed before nap or bedtime.

In brief: Depends on his age.

Neurotypical 5-month-olds have procedural memory & 6-month-olds have learned behavior. Introducing the bottle then may require dad's giving it to him at first.
Breast milk till 1 yr.(then weaning to a cup is best, but if you must switch, hold him with his head up at least 30 degrees for all bottle-feeds & minimize air-swallowing. Wipe out his mouth after the last feed before nap or bedtime.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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In brief: I won't recommened

You can replace breast milk feed with the same amount of similac with iron 20 cal bottle feed, when your milk is not available.
Frankly, unless it is absolutely necessary i won't recommend.

In brief: I won't recommened

You can replace breast milk feed with the same amount of similac with iron 20 cal bottle feed, when your milk is not available.
Frankly, unless it is absolutely necessary i won't recommend.
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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
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