At what age should you wean from the bottle or breast?

@krysy1982 (1042)
United States
November 30, 2006 6:37pm CST
How old were your kids when they were weaned?
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• United States
1 Dec 06
My son was off the bottle before his first birthday! but he got really ill. he was in the hospital for 3 days with pnumonia, the second time he got off the bottle he was about 18 monthes old
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@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
1 Dec 06
thanks for responding
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@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
1 Dec 06
At least you tried. I didn't get to try.
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@aprilsue00 (1992)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I took my daughters bottle away from her on her first birthday. I just told her that she is a big girl now and did not need a bottle. thankfully she agreed.
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@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
1 Dec 06
thanks for responding
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@LoganzMom (619)
• United States
4 Dec 06
bottle - baby bottle
havent weaned my son yet, but he has been drinking from a cup since 5 months and is eating real food good now at 11 months. i will take the bottle after his 1st birthday i think...
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• United States
2 Dec 06
I think by 1st b-day
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@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
3 Jan 07
My oldest weaned himself at 9 months, and i plan on weaning my littlest at a year. I cannot imagine going longer than that.. (i'm nursing) i suppose if i was bottle feeding it wouldn't matter as much.
@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I am planning on taking my daughter off the bottle by 12mths.
• United States
6 Dec 06
My 3 oldest kids were all off the bottle by the time they turned 13 months. Each was down to just 1 bottle a day (usually before bed) by the time they turned 1 so I just took it away and that was it. My son took the longest to get rid of the bottle because he used to suck on a bottle or water at night because he wouldn't take a pacifier to help with his urge to suck. I broke the habit by giving him an empty bottle to suck on. He gave that up after a month or so. My middle daughter actually stopped using a bottle at 11 1/2 months. We ran out of formula so we just switched her to whole milk then. My kids never drank anything but formula (or water for my son) from a bottle and never once had formula in their sippy cups so it was an easy transition. I also started using sippy cups when they were 5 months old. They were pretty good at drinking from them by the time they were 9 months old.
@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Thank you so much for the great response
@Mommamea (1215)
• United States
22 Jan 07
The best thing is to decide how well the child is using a cup. You may start to wean the child during the day and then gradually by night. Sometimes the bottle is a security thing as it was with my son. With my grandson he has held onto the bottle because he has a baby brother and wants to have a bottle when the baby does. Trust your childs decision on when he or she is ready to give it up.
• United States
5 Dec 06
I started slowly giving my kids table food and sippy cups at 10 months. I did it slowly over a few months. By the time there were a year old they were ready to get complete off the bottle.