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KissMeFinnNelson<3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Glasgow, Scotland, UK, United Kingdom 5357 posts
status 17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amanda Contento:</b>" oh yeah they asked if my daughter can go to their house for like 2-3 weeks during the summer and I told ... [snip!] ... her aunt and she said "my mom said I can't go" :) No way would they get her that long with their attitude and irresponsibility "</blockquote>




Good for, that is what your children need :)

beandis 34 kids; sparta, wi, United States 6996 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" :!:"</blockquote>




Seriously cannot stop watching your avi! OMG! LOL

Bobber Due October 1; 1 child; Manitoba 137 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:</b>" I dunno why anyone has a problem with what anyone else does either way. I wanted my kids DONE with ... [snip!] ... one year. More than that is too long for me personally to bother with. If someone else wants to continue, or keep bfing, fine. "</blockquote>



!!!
People should mind their own business. Mine was done at 1 too & onto a sippy cup. But that was my choice.

ChristinaLynne Due October 7 (boy); 2 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 28972 posts
status 17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:</b>" I dunno why anyone has a problem with what anyone else does either way. I wanted my kids DONE with ... [snip!] ... one year. More than that is too long for me personally to bother with. If someone else wants to continue, or keep bfing, fine. "</blockquote>



!! That's exactly how I feel.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31297 posts
17th Apr '13

Well, I see people saying the child should be drinking out of a cup, so does that go both ways? A BF toddler should be drinking pumped milk in a cup, correct?
Anyway, it doesn't bother me either way. They're both still 'babies' to me and can drink their formula or milk or BM in whatever way the parent deems appropriate.

linsα most, CZ, Czech Republic 30030 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Destinite:" Well, I see people saying the child should be drinking out of a cup, so does that go both ways? A BF ... [snip!] ... way. They're both still 'babies' to me and can drink their formula or milk or BM in whatever way the parent deems appropriate."


I don't see how you can compare the two. Pumping is time consuming. Switching to a sippy cup takes the same effort as a bottle. Not to mention the risk for bottle rot.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31297 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting linsα:" I don't see how you can compare the two. Pumping is time consuming. Switching to a sippy cup takes the same effort as a bottle. Not to mention the risk for bottle rot. "


They're comparable b/c they are both methods of consumption. You could get rot from BM if one is not brushing their teeth/gums after each feeding as well.



linsα most, CZ, Czech Republic 30030 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Destinite:" They're comparable b/c they are both methods of consumption. You could get rot from BM if one is not brushing their teeth/gums after each feeding as well. "


Before the age of two? There is no valid link between the two at that age. The ADA doesn't even find an association between the two. :?

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31297 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting linsα:" Before the age of two? There is no valid link between the two at that age. The ADA doesn't even find an association between the two. :?"


Oh it can certainly happen. It usually isn't the BM by itself, though. Many things can contribute, like genetics and table foods consumed by the toddler.
But, again, it doesn't bother me one way or the other in how a parent chooses to feed their child milk.



Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21131 posts
17th Apr '13

Don't burn me at the stake here, but why is everyone saying sucking on a bottle is bad for a toddler's teeth, but sucking on a nipple isn't? I don't see much difference here. They're both sucking on something.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Minion:" Don't burn me at the stake here, but why is everyone saying sucking on a bottle is bad for a toddler's ... [snip!] ... bad for a toddler's teeth, but sucking on a nipple isn't? I don't see much difference here. They're both sucking on something."


I think it has to do with the content of the formula and the chemical makeup of the bottle nipple holding more bacteria than a real nipple, etc. It's not so much the sucking.

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21131 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:</b>" I think it has to do with the content of the formula and the chemical makeup of the bottle nipple holding more bacteria than a real nipple, etc. It's not so much the sucking. "</blockquote>




Ohhh. I thought I heard somewhere that it turns a kid's teeth outwards or something.



What you said makes sense though. Thanks :D

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6263 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting linsα:" I don't see how you can compare the two. Pumping is time consuming. Switching to a sippy cup takes the same effort as a bottle. Not to mention the risk for bottle rot. "


I'm actually having a really difficult time transitioning DD to a sippy cup. I've tried a ton of different brands and she won't use any of them so far. Really frustrating and it makes me feel bad because I don't want the bottle to start affecting her teeth.

Alicia Holz 2 kids; Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 573 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting NICKEL☮POLIS:</b>" I'm actually having a really difficult time transitioning DD to a sippy cup. I've tried a ton of different ... [snip!] ... any of them so far. Really frustrating and it makes me feel bad because I don't want the bottle to start affecting her teeth. "</blockquote>




i had the same for my son also he is 15 months old and will only take sippy cups with handles i have tried getting him ones with no handles but he wont even touch them..but i have 2 around and will try it 3-5 times a week i know one day he will and thats fine with me

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6263 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Alicia Holz:" <blockquote><b>Quoting NICKEL☮POLIS:</b>" I'm actually having a really difficult ... [snip!] ... but he wont even touch them..but i have 2 around and will try it 3-5 times a week i know one day he will and thats fine with me"


DD is 15 months old too. Glad I'm not the only one. I'm starting to feel defeated and like I'm just giving in to her because when she won't drink from it I do give her her bottle.