In order for our babies to be the most healthy, I believe breast feeding is best, however if you chose to bottle feed your baby, you need to find a bottle that gives your baby less air intake. It is very important so the baby doesn’t have gas issues or aching bellies.
Babies should be held when taking a bottle until they can safely hold the bottle on their own. You should never prop a bottle. The baby could choke, get tons of unwanted air and it could leak all over everything. If you are a mom you know how gross the breast milk and formula can be.
Babies should not be given a bottle to sleep. This is a very bad habit to start. The baby again could choke, it can rot their teeth they may not even have yet and it causes ear infections. It makes a mess and the habit is hard to break.
I offer sippy cups at around 6 to 9 months to start the weaning process. I did this with my own children as well. As soon as the baby turns a year old, no more bottles or pacifiers. It is an adjustment, but it is best for the baby.
The longer they have the bottle the harder it will be to wean them off of it. It can cause so many issues with oral health, cavities, problems with tooth development and ear infections.
I know we all want our babies to stay babies sometimes, but it just can’t be. We want our babies to be healthy and happy. They will be perfectly fine without that bottle believe me.
Stay tuned for my next post……