Heather Zimmerman, M.D.
Stopping the bottle with your toddler can be difficult. Boys Town Pediatrics offers tips on making the transition easier for you and your child.
The process of stopping the bottle can be different for every family, but the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends weaning completely by 15 months. Prolonged botte-feeding has been associated with excessive milk intake and iron deficiency due to displacement of iron-containing food choices. If you have any questions or concerns on how to help your baby transition, consult your pediatrician.