Mothers often use suckling bottles for their babies when they are away or when they want to stop breastfeeding the young one. If your baby doesn’t want to stop breastfeeding, you could let him carry on for a little longer.
It’s recommended that you breastfeed your baby for at least his first six months, and breastfeeding for longer will only do him good instead of using suckling bottles.
When your baby won’t take a bottle, it can be a stressful, even scary, thing. Babies are not always on board when transitioning from breast to bottle. Whether you’re going back to work or wanting others to help feed your baby, you might start to wonder, “What if my baby never takes a bottle?”
A study done at Patagonia, Chile associated the persistence of these sucking habits with an increased risk of speech disorders in preschool children. The children were more likely to have difficulty producing certain word sounds and to simplify their pronunciation.
The researchers found that delaying giving a baby bottle until the child was at least 9 months old reduced the risk of later developing speech disorders, while children who sucked their fingers or who used a pacifier for more than 3 years were three times more likely to develop speech impediments.
Earlier studies by other scholars have suggested that children sucking habits may influence their mouth, jaw and dental anatomy. Other Previous researches found out that suckling bottle may be beneficial to developing coordinated breathing, swallowing and speech articulation
Kenyans in Facebook have blasted a mother for allegedly using controversial method to make her child stop using Suckling bottle.
Here are some of reactions