Should Suri Cruise Be Off The Bottle?
Suri Cruise seems to be growing up fast these days, sporting her designer clothes and high heels all around town!
However, on Wednesday, mommy/BFF Katie Holmes was spotted bottle-feeding Suri on the New York set of her new movie, The Romantics. So what gives? Should a 3-year-old still be drinking from a bottle?
Dr. Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician and co-author of Food Fights, tells Usmagazine.com that Suri definitely should NOT be hitting the bottle at her age.
“She should have been weaned off the bottle by the time she was nine months old. By the time kids are nine months old, they have the physical development and mouth coordination necessary to be able to drink out of a sippy cup or a cup with straw. That development comes pretty early.”
However, another expert on the subject, pediatriacian Dr. Harvey Karp, doesn’t think it’s that big of a deal.
“Sucking is normal for kids when they are tired or bored — as long as kids aren’t keeping the bottle in their mouths for hours. Thumb-sucking is more damaging.”
We’ll leave it up to you to decide in the comments: Do you think Suri should be off the bottle?