Totally Weaned from Bottle-feeding

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After reading Mylene’s post “Battle With Bottles,” I have decided to finally get rid of all of Justin’s remaining feeding bottles because like Mylene’s daughter, my son is more than three years old already. He turned four last July, but he is still drinking milk from feeding bottles, well, not all the time, but at least once a day. He already knows how to drink milk from a glass or cup, although he still prefers bottle-feeding most of the time.

Last week, I already discarded some of his feeding bottles, but I left a few at home just in case he asks for them. I’m still a consenting mom, you see, so I’m partly to blame for his continued dependence on feeding bottles. LOL!

Last Wednesday before he went to school, I told him, “Justin, no more feeding bottles for you today; I’ll throw them away later.” He nonchalantly answered, “Okay.”

Later when he arrived from school, had lunch, and got ready to nap, he asked for milk. I said, “You’ll have milk in a glass.” I actually forgot to hide his feeding bottles while he was away, and he was quick to notice that. When he pointed to his bottles, I said they were still dirty and so he agreed to drink milk from a cup.

Now, all of his remaining feeding bottles are out of sight. He hasn’t been asking for them for four days now, and I don’t intend to bring all of them back even if he whines, so yes, I can finally say that my son is now totally weaned from bottle-feeding!

Thanks, Mylene! Your post inspired me to follow suit.

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9 Responses

  1. naku, si Ren kaka 3 lang din. Plano ko na tanggalin yung mga bottle din nya, per advise ng isang parent sa school nya. Last night, di ko na sya pinainum ng milk sa bottle buti nakatulog na din. Nagwo worry din kasi ako sa teeth nya baka masira. Sana nga di na sya magdede sa bottle.

  2. Congrats to your successful introduction of drinking milk from cups of glasses to your son. Hope to do the same with my daughter before she turns 3. I still have a year to prepare for that. Hihi.

  3. i remember when i weaned kyla from the bottle at age 4 a few years ago.. it really takes determination from the mom. congratulations mommy!

  4. Congrats Tetcha! 🙂 my boy also took longer to wean, just like Justin, he got off the bottle at 3.6 y.o. and it's really just a matter to time (like potty-training) when they are ready to let go.

  5. Congrats Mommy! Sana magtuloy-tuloy na 🙂

    I am glad to know that my post inspired you 🙂 Thank you too for the back link.

  6. wow! good job mommy tetch! svet din is drinking from her bottle less nowadays, although like justin before, she still looks for it and wants to drink from it at least once a day. oh well. i'll follow your advice about keeping the bottles out of her sight when she's nearing three.

    thanks!

  7. Well done! I'm trying to wean Aiden who is 4 but I just don't have the strength. I'm hoping he does it willingly before he turns 4.

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