I have been nursing my child on demand since almost 14months. He nurses a lot at night and often during the day. He eats small amounts of food.
Now, my sister is a dentist and she warned me about breastfeeding especially at night. She says it will ruin his teeth in no time, it is bad for the jaw, and from a dentists perspective a baby should never nurse that long ever. I should also mention, that we try to brush his teeth, but 75% of the time he goes in a full blown tantrum mode or clenches his teeth together. I sing songs, let him brush, and just wipe with a cloth, which seems to help a bit.
What is your experience with your toddler's teeth and on demand night nursing? Is it really that bad?
My parents seem to be on her side, and not only encourage me to night wean, but also think I am a nutcase for letting my child enjoy the nursing sessions. Now, they are coming over New Years for a ten day visit and I feel already pressured in having to hide our nursing sessions or at least restrict them. I guess, I would like to please my parents, I would like them to respect me, but I also don't want to cave and restrict nursing.
How do you deal with your relatives?