Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: sisa | 2010/07/21

Q.

my 2and 1/2 year old is still bottle feeding

my toddler is still bottle feeding and i recently found out that her teeth are now rotten .how can this be treated and how can she stop bottle feeding

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

At 2 and a half years your little girl only needs 2 cups of milk a day. You must also not give any fruit juices if she already has tooth decay. You need to get her of the bottle. Alternate her bottle with a cup or sippy cup and then gradually remove the bottle altogether. You will need to be firm with her.. It may be helpful to write into our Parenting line on Health24 as well for more advice.

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