Randomized controlled trial of bottle weaning intervention: A pilot study

Richard Kahn, Karen Bonuck, Michelle Trombley

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Inappropriate baby bottle use is associated with tooth decay, anemia, and overweight, and it may adversely affect dietary patterns. Parents often do not follow guidance to wean by 18 months of life. We piloted a brief, counseling-based weaning intervention in an urban WIC agency among primarily Hispanic parent/toddler dyads. At baseline (n = 48), toddlers consumed a mean 4.7 bottles/day. At follow-up (n = 39), the intervention group consumed fewer mean bottles/day than controls (0.09 vs 2.0 bottles/day, P <.045). Half the toddlers in the experimental group and one third of the control groups weaned completely. Parents of weaned children were satisfied with the outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-174
Number of pages12
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2007


  • Baby bottles
  • Obesity
  • WIC
  • Weaning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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