Melissa - posted on 06/25/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )
I breastfed for 11 months and transitioned very easily to bottles for my daughter who is now 13 months. I cherished getting to hold her like I did while breastfeeding and she enjoys it too. She really didn't take to the idea of holding her own bottle and I haven't pressed the issue. My pediatrician recommended breaking the bottle habit and switch to sippy cups at age one. I scoffed and thought to myself that children grow up fast enough, why should I rush it. Then one day, I heard that a friend's daughter, who is several months younger, has switched to a sippy cup. I got to 2nd guessing my decision. Should I pursue loosing the bottle? What advice would you give for a child who strongly prefers the bottle to a sippy cup?