I nurse my 19-month-old to sleep. I nurse him when he wakes at night (if he asks to nurse). I would like to find a pediatric dentist who isn't going to scold me for this fact, especially in light of what I've read about breastfeeding NOT being conclusively linked to tooth decay.
SO, does anyone know of a dentist in NYC who won't care that my son hasn't nightweaned yet? OR, at the very least, a dentist who will only ask me if I put my kid to bed with a bottle or milk or juice (which I don't) and leave it at that? Thanks!
I cannot recommend a specific dentist, but the pediatric dentist I take my children to has never once asked about breastfeeding. I got the typical bottle/pacifier questions with my older son who was breastfed until he was nearly 4. Our younger son who is 2 had his first dental exam last month and they didn't even ask about bottle/pacifier usage. You may not have to worry about it.
Thank you! Evydent looks great, but that would be a very long commute for our family. I found someone in Tribeca who is supportive of breastfeeding and didn't give me the ridiculous "wipe baby's teeth with a cloth after nursing" (what, when he's fallen asleep? And wake him up again?!) line. Fingers crossed!
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