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Old 01-25-2011, 07:26 PM
 
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All just your opinion.

Lots of babies have grown up into healthy, happy adults after having their bottles propped.

No self respecting, professional pediatrician would write an order to not prop a bottle.

If the personal preference of the OP is to not have her child's bottle propped, she should find a different care giver, but it IS a personal preference, not a medical issue.
No actually bottle propping *is* a medical issue as well as a developmental one.

http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/resources...nfants-ch5.pdf

The danger of propping baby's bottle - Idaho Falls attachment parenting | Examiner.com

NNCC Guidelines for Bottlefeeding

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Old 01-26-2011, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Heart of Oklahoma
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I'm not sure I understand why bottle propping is such an issue... I didn't do it with my son, but I had the freedom to be able to stay home with him until he was 10 months old - and by then he was already drinking from a sippy cup. I never said I condoned the behavior; however if you all ask your parents if they did this with you, chances are THEY DID. So, has your life been completely ruined, or is there something wrong with you b/c your mother and/or father did this? Hmmmm....
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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Medical issue, not mere personal preference.
When will parenting go back to common sense instead of a science?

If a baby is propped with the head higher than the feet, it isn't any different than someone holding the baby. Period.

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I'm not sure I understand why bottle propping is such an issue... I didn't do it with my son, but I had the freedom to be able to stay home with him until he was 10 months old - and by then he was already drinking from a sippy cup. I never said I condoned the behavior; however if you all ask your parents if they did this with you, chances are THEY DID. So, has your life been completely ruined, or is there something wrong with you b/c your mother and/or father did this? Hmmmm....
I, along with my sisters and brothers, was propped and I have never had ill effects from it, but then that was when mothers used common sense and not gone by what quacks said in books.

Most of those who come up with all this advice aren't any more than someone with an idea. Even pediatricians will differ in opinions, and that's all they are: OPINIONS.
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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I had 2 of my older kids in daycare, when they were doing bottles, etc. and I am pretty sure no one propped any bottles. I know they were self feeding at some point (don't remember when), but other than that, and definitely at 5 months, they were held by the providers to feed them.

Did you find alternative child care centers/options? Sorry if you already answered this in a previous page.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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What do you think parents? Is it perfectly fine for a 5 month old to self feed in a daycare setting? Did I freak over nothing? and is this common practice everywhere?
You should not be doubting your parenting decisions and your doctors advice so that day care workers can text or stand around. They are at work and their work is to care for children.

I worked at a day care and our policy was to submit to any changes the parent wanted for their child unless it was unsafe to do so. For example, a parent did not believe her child was allergic to red food die and said that she should be required to eat what the other children ate. The father (they were separated) showed us note from her doctor showing she was. In that situation, we ignored the mother on this issue out of safety for her child. (No idea what the child ate while she was at her mother's every other weekend, we did worry about that )

You want her to be held, she should be held. Period.
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:17 AM
 
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I'm not sure I understand why bottle propping is such an issue... I didn't do it with my son, but I had the freedom to be able to stay home with him until he was 10 months old - and by then he was already drinking from a sippy cup. I never said I condoned the behavior; however if you all ask your parents if they did this with you, chances are THEY DID. So, has your life been completely ruined, or is there something wrong with you b/c your mother and/or father did this? Hmmmm....
My parents also smoked in the house, drove us around without car seats and let us sip beer here and there.

When you know better, you do better.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Rock Springs WY
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My daughter was about 6 months when I laid her on the floor, handed her the bottle and walked away. She let it drop to the floor fussed for a bit and finally picked it up and starting drinking it. If I hadn't done this I don't think the little stinker would have every held it herself lol. Holding their own bottle is part of development and my daughter definately didn't suffer from me doing this. As far as propping the bottle goes, that's what the mothers of multiples have to do or they would never get any sleep or get anything done. Even if it's with twins, sometimes you just can't hold them everytime. I guess I figure if you choose daycare and you choose to work this is the result. You don't have control over everything that goes on because you're choosing to let someone else make those choices for you. That would be very hard for me also.
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