By Stacey Doyle – HULIQ – May 8, 2011
Childhood development experts suggest weaning a child off the bottle by the age of 12 to 14 months. Temple University researchers agree with this time table, stating the age is “unlikely to cause harm and may prevent obesity along with other problems. Pediatricians
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offering this sage advice can help in the battle against childhood obesity.
Often parents use the bottle to calm youngsters. Parents are urged to address underlying nutritional and hunger needs rather than using a bottle. A child who is still on the bottle at 2 may have a higher risk of obesity by the time kindergarten comes.