My DS is 20mo and still has a bottle before bed and first thing in the morning. It hasn't occurred to us to stop this yet but someone asked us the other day and seemed surprised that we were still giving him any milk. So how old were your DC when they stopped? Is the an age when you're suppose to stop?
The official NHS/dentist recommendation is to start weaning them off bottles at 12+ months. I was fully prepared to start weaning DS then (and thought I was going to have a battle on my hands) but he decided to wean himself at 10 months (after a particularly bad bout of cold). He just wasn't interested in having bottles - kept pushing them away but would happily drink from a sippy cup, so it wasn't that he went off milk. So we had to introduce sippy cup straight away.
He is almost 12 months so he has a bit of milk in the morning, then I offer him milk at lunch and tea, and has a small drink of milk before bed (all from Tommee Tippee free flowing cup).
Thanks for your reply. I guess I meant when should they stop having milk more than specifically a bottle, but I suppose that explained why our friend seemed surprised! DS was bf until nearly a year and it took us ages to get him to drink milk from anything and when he finally did it was from a tommy tippee bottle. So we decided that whilst he was still having milk at bedtime we would just give it in a bottle to save the hassle. We have intermittently tried a cup with no success and milk is all he drinks out of a bottle so I think it's probably fine. It doesn't affect his appetite and he only has a few oz so I'll carry on until we start to potty train. I seem to have answered my own question here but thanks again!
We stopped the bottle at about 1year and swapped for a sippy cup. DS was bf morning and night when I was home and just had the cup of cows milk when I was away. We stopped bf at 20mo and he now (at 23mo) has a sippy cup of milk morning and night.
I think they are supposed to have 300ml of cows milk daily until they are 2. But this includes cheese and yogurt. Check the nhs guidelines though as I'm not sure.