At what age do babies get taken off the bottle?
you should always use the formula for the first year. the baby needs those nutrients in it because you dont breastfeed. all babies start eating baby food at different times. the doctor will usually advise you when they are ready. even with the baby food they still need that formula. start your baby with a sippy cup around 15 months that way they are becoming good self feeders (mainly with their fingers of course lol) and they will be able to have a good grip on the cup. dont completly cut them off the bottle. let them get used to the cup. eventually when they are fully used to the cup and does not ever need your assistance like 16-18 months depending on your baby dont give them the bottle anymore during the day. if they want to fall asleep with a bottle of juice or whole milk, id say that is okay for them up to age 2. if they get to be that age you should completly cut them off. they may be upset at first but trust me they will forget all about it.
first off I'll state breast milk is best. There are very, very, very few situations where a woman cannot physically breastfeed. That being said most physicians recommend formula for the first year. Bottle is usually the best way to get this. You're looking at about a year of bottle feeding at least and even after that formula will probably be used anyway because feeding babies babyfood is messy and time consuming.
I would say near a year old is usually when a baby does not need those extra calories anymore. Of course foods are introduced first. I would introduce the baby to a sippy cup before I take them off the bottle. just put a small serving to get them used to the idea. once you take the bottle get them out of site.
I would say after a year and a half or so, start giving them a sippy cup, and a bottle only when they're going to sleep. (let them get used to the sippy cup)