My daughter is 25 months old and im noticing that she has an overbite. Was this caused by keeping the boob in her mouth almost the whole night, every night? Please share with me on what causes overbite. I dont want to stop breastfeeding but if it is causing this overbite, I will.
Is my daughters overbite caused by breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding is more likely to fix a mouth problem than cause it. Thumb sucking and sippy cups, if overused, can cause mouth problems. Or just plain old genetics. If she uses a sippy cup, you might switch to a regular cup, but I don't even think that would cause much of an overbite. How bad is it?
Normal bite (occlusion) is slightly in front of the bottom teeth.
I agree with others, breastfeeding is the best for normal development of oral cavity.
This is a great article from Journal of Lactation: