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#1 of 5 Old 12-30-2007, 01:35 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I came across a comment on a forum of sorts somewhere where a girl said that extended breastfeeding causes overbites sometimes. Anyone heard anything like this before?

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Total absurdity. Then every tribal people would show an overbite. Every set of prehistoric remains would show an overbite. Then we would have EVOLVED to have that overbite.

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Total absurdity. Then every tribal people would show an overbite. Every set of prehistoric remains would show an overbite. Then we would have EVOLVED to have that overbite.

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Not only is that absurd; research has shown quite the opposite. I don't have the sources at hand (but could probably find them if you REALLLLLLY want them ), but I know breastfeeding promotes optimal jaw/facial development, both skeletally and muscularly (hmm...is that a word?)...and typically PREVENTS the need for orthodontic treatment.

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That's silly.
And ignorance causes bliss.
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