Childhood Diseases

Posted by: DEE | 2010-07-16



Dear Dr
MY son had 5 teeth taken out under operation and the Dentist said i need to take him off the bottle
He wants to lay and fall off to sleep with the bottle and drinks on it occassionally
The dentist said i should then try and put water in his bottle at night and during the day try and give his milk S26 3 Gold in the cup
I am trying but he does not want to drink it from other cups only the bottle
And i can not take him off milk completely becuase he does not want to eat Please can you help me thanks

Expert's Reply



At your son's age he only needs 2 cups of milk per day. The rest of his fluid can be water and any other healthy fluid that he will drink. You really need to get him off a bottle so you are going to have to change him over to a sippy cup at the very least and then onto an ordibnary cup. He will perform at first but you are going to have to be very firm because your son simply cannot continue to drink from his bottle.

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