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|Originally posted by DaryLLL
Yes, I agree with the "watch your baby, not the calendar" idea. I think new moms are so bombarded with old fashioned advice, it is a crime!
Every child has their own timetable. If you ap, you respect that. Forcing them to meet a new milestone when they are not ready will always backfire, sooner or later.
(Personal note: I was weaned from my bottle at about 1 yr. I secrectly sucked on a wet washcloth I would go get for myself after that. I guess my mom knew I did it for a while, then tried to shame me out of it, but I kept doing it til I was 5, when she caught me again [I can still remember the day!], and this time the shaming worked. So, I stopped sucking until I started sucking cigarettes [nicely modeled for me by her and Dad] at 16!)
|And I am in the camp that says, babies should not hold their own bottles. Feeding is meant by God or Mother Nature, to be a bonding time with mom or trusted relative, not just about getting food in quickly and efficiently.|
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