Need information on breastfeeding and dental carries
Hello. I'm a newbie here so please please please help.
My 2 1/2 yo daughter was diagnosed with baby-bottle mouth (which was quickly changed to the term nursing carries once the dentist found out we breastfed). Had a second opinion and the same diagnosis (nursing carries).
Dentist #1 was a true anti-breastfeeder and told me that I had to stop nursing immediately and that I would adjust and so would my child.
Dentist #2 was a bit more understanding but still recommended that I stop nursing.
My child nurses maybe twice a day more often than not once a day. I don't want to stop nursing because she is not ready.
Can anyone point me to articles and other information that I can refer dentist #2 to read; that I can send detnist #1 to tell her that she knows nothing; and to give my ever supportive pediatrician so she'll be armed (she was so crushed when I told her about dd's teeth and the recommendation to stop nursing. She even said nurse her then have her drink water to rinse the mouth of any milk that may have pooled).
We're having the teeth filled, capped, etc... next Monday. We're doing general anesthesia because of the number of teeth affected. #1 said let's do it two times with local; #2 said general anesthesia all at once especially with a child of my daughter's age.
Ideas on what to do for continued nursing to ensure that the carries/cavities don't return or worsen or that the few reamining "good" teeth don't become "bad"?
I know I rambled but I've been trying to hold myself together and I'm starting to unravel.
Please help me