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Ok so I am sure I will get sh*t but before anyone has anything nasty to say... you don't know my kids or the conversations and recommendations from their doctor and dietician.
3 year old has a bottle at night. 1 bottle before bed.
16 month old has bottles when he feels like it. Normally 3 times a day but he is sick atm and he has them when he wants.
There is no harm.
Both boys drink their bottles quickly and put them in the sink. They don't walk around for ages sucking or chewing on them. I think you do what is right for you and your child.
We are due for another baby in 2 weeks and are not worried. How many adults still have a bottle of milk at bedtime? Relax and enjoy your little one. They grow up so quickly.
I have a 14 month old and I'm due in 4 months aswell and he still has a bottle. I didn't think there was an issue with it as long as he is eating and healthy. His pediatrician told us to switch from formula to cows milk at 12 months but never said cut bottles at all.
Ok so my little ones are 15 months apart. Up until my baby was born, my toddler was having a bottle before bed at night. As soon as baby was born, toddler got REALLY unsettled at night. And she could only settle with a bottle. It got out of control really fast, she started waking up more and more, drinking more and more milk. She was a fantastic eater, but that also went downhill because she was having so much milk. I finally cracked it and threw the bottles in the bin. Four days of hell, then she started sleeping perfectly, twelve hours without a peep. We kind of replaced the bottles with books (which she loves) so if she wakes up in the night she has one within arms reach. Also a sippy cup of water in case she gets thirsty.
Please take my advice and get rid of the bottles! There is nothing worse than a toddler waking up more at night than your newborn!
Aaah, child health nurses. If you get a bad one it sucks, because you feel like you should take their advice since they are the professional. But 9 times out of 10 they are pushing their own opinion onto you. They only know what you tell them. My first was breastfed for 5 months, the nurse kept telling me to keep trying, feed more, pump more. Breast is best. My poor baby was skin and bones. I put him onto formula and didn't tell her. He started gaining weight and she was so proud of herself "see, I told you it would work". Whatever love. After that I stopped paying attention to what they had to say. If you would like her weaned then go for it. If not, do what you think is best.
I think what she's having is fine! If your worried about it, try gradually swapping the milk she has at those times into a sippy cup (and encourage her to hold it, just sit or lie next to her so she's still getting a snuggle from you). You can get a soft spout one then move on to a harder spout gradually. My daughter was 3 in February and still has a night time 'milky' in a hard spout sippy before bed-we mix vitamin powder in it. How would that nurse like one of her favourite comforts taken from her because she didn't 'need' it according to someone who doesn't really know her.
I don't think it's an issue. My baby is the same age and having the same milk feeds as your baby but just breastfed. They are still babies as far as I am concerned and it's as much about comfort as it is about the milk. Also I think the fact she doesn't want to hold the bottle and wants you to hold it indicates even more it's about time with you. No rush to get rid of the bottles yet
I give my 16 month old a bottle of milk whenever she wants it, purely becuase she is not and never has been a bit eater. At least i know she is still getting something good to drink, and she is happy, so i don't see anything wrong with it
My almost 2 year old still has a bottle (formula, not cows milk) morning and night. I really don't see the harm. She has a small cows milk during the day. She eats fine and just drinks her bottle and puts it down, she doesn't suck on it all day or chew on it. I really don't care what anyone else says or thinks, she'll have bottles as long as she wants them (within reason, she's not going to be having them when she's school age lol)