We all know that breast milk is the best food for a new born child. Any mother knows that for a fact, but it's unfortunate that in this digital era mothers would rather not breath feed their kids for the fear of loosing their husbands, because they feel they won't be attractive anymore,thanks to the guys who threaten to leave their wives because their breasts have sagged. It's quite sad that some people can put such ridiculous conditions on something that cannot be controlled. Anyway that was just on a lighter note, going back to your question, using a bottle is recommended for a child who is about six months if am not wrong. From the little knowledge I have. I understand using a bottle on a small child is not good because it gives the child a lot of gasand that can be very distressing or uncomfortable on a child. For the child to ggrowwell it's better to breast feed for the recommended period.