How can I prevent tooth decay from a bottle or nursing?

Baby bottle
Children should not fall asleep with a bottle. At-will nighttime breast-feeding should be avoided after the first primary (baby) teeth appear. As they approach their first birthday, encourage your child to drink from a cup. Avoid offering juice in a bottle; do use a cup or straw, and discourage slow sipping.

When should bottle-feeding be stopped?

Big boy bottle baby
Children should be weaned from the bottle at 12-14 months of age.