Most children will stop taking bottles at about one year of age. Many families still give bottles in the morning or at night until 14-16 months of age but this is simply your personal preference. Children that are still breastfeeding typically feed only at night and in the morning. If you wish, putting breast milk into a cup after one year of age can support your continued breast feeding. Formula is not recommended for children over one. Children can get all the nutrition they need from food, though many pediatricians recommend whole milk or breast milk in addition to food.
Around one year of age children can begin asserting their own ideas and plans so we recommend talking with your child about their bottle. Just say honestly, “As you are growing, you are going to learn to drink from a cup. Would you like to pick the blue cup or the green cup for your milk?” Often offering two acceptable choices will help children participate willingly in the change.