binkys, bottles, and teeth oh my !
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|Thu, 03-01-2012 - 1:02pm|
Im hoping you guys can give me some in sight. Im having a horrible time getting anna off the bottle in particular. she just turned 16 months and takes 2, 8oz bottles of lactaid whole milk a day with nap and bed. she was slow to take a sippy cup (finally at a year we found one she accepted) and now drinks 1.5 oz of juice in 6 oz of water once or twice a day. i try every day to give her milk in a sippy she flat out refuses, and then after that will usually reject any sippy cup at all thinking im trying to give her milk again. she throws it un does the lid and spills it out everything but drinks it and often will throw a fit when she takes the first sip and realizes its milk. at her 15 month appointment my pedi told me 12-16 oz a milk is the norm for a baby her age.... truthfully i think the easiest way would be to just take them away but with refusing milk out of a sippy i dont want her not to get milk if she needs it. any suggestions?
she also still takes a binky every once in a while in the middle of the night, that will be gone as soon as i can get the bottles away from her :(
now for the thing im very worried about. anna has 4 teeth, 2 middle bottoms and both eye teeth on the top... thats it. this week while i was rubbing some teething gel on her gums i felt that the top right imddle had broken through... but behind the gum line sort of on her hard palate instead of the gum. its not super behind like in the middle of the roof of her mouth but noticable behind the others and behind the ridge of her gum. Do you think this is caused by the bottles? is it possible itll move forward as it grows in? should i find a pediatric dentist now im so worried about all this