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Old 02-01-2013, 10:28 AM   #11
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Re: No on demand nursing after teeth???

Never heard that and don't really care. I feel that there is no real research showing that breastfeeding, in itself, is linked to tooth decay or other dental problems.

Breastmilk also does not pool in the baby's mouth like anything that comes from a bottle, which one of the things that was found to cause tooth decay in bottle fed children. There was a study done a couple years after R was born that showed some formulas wore down tooth enamel.

You all have to remember that babies were meant to be breastfed. If anything these things are happening in spite of breastfeeding, not because of it. I highly doubt that breastfeeding is good for so many things but not good in a dental aspect.

I will not hesitate to continue to nurse my toddler and pre-school. And, FWIW I nursed my older son until three and he has pretty awesome teeth.
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