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Question: My 15 month old is still drinking form a bottle only. At what point should I stop giving him the bottle?

DR.PAUL: Most pediatricians agree that bottle should stop anywhere between 12-18 months so now is the time to try to switch to having baby drink from a cup. It sometimes is difficult to do: So you may have to eliminate the bottle gradually to make things easier: eliminate the mid-day bottle first, then the evening and morning ones. Eliminate the night or bed time bottle last as it is usually is the one most difficult to stop!

Pediatrician DR.PAUL Roumeliotis is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The information provided above is designed to be an educational aid only. It is not intended to replace the advice and care of your child's physician, nor is it intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. If you suspect that your child has a medical condition always consult a physician.

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