Originally Posted by Enudely
my friend says her dentist told her that her child (age 2.75)will have cavities if she nurses him to sleep. It's causing lots of sleep problems with them. Do you nurse your toddler to sleep?
I used to and there is nothing wrong with my DD's teeth. Crap I don't even brush them every day
My kids are 2 and 5.5, and both have always nursed to sleep. Both have excellent teeth, no cavities. We brush well before bed. Actually I expect the antibacterial properties of breastmilk to protect their clean teeth, not cause cavities.
and my ds has cavities. I went to different doctors and they told me to night wean. I don't think nursing alone causes cavities, genetics and other foods contribute too. My son wouldn't drink juice, eat candy, however he had to go through surgery to fix his cavities at 20 months of age. He still nurses, but only during the day.
Yep nursed my dd to sleep till she weaned at 32 months and still nursing my ds to sleep 28 months. Bfing alone does NOT cause cavaties. I think the slight risk is worth the many benifits of nursing. My ds lost his top 4 teeth they came in with weak enamal and they just chipped away and had to be pulled back in december. I got the same crap about night weaning my ds then
At 26 months mine nurses to sleep and several times a night. We brush 1 time, before bed, but he does it. He has great teeth, no cavities. I think at that age it has a lot to do with genetics, but he does drink fluoride water.
I nurse 22 month old dd to sleep at night and for naps, and often while she is asleep too... I try and make sure to brush her teeth before both though as I have read it is other foods in combination with breastmilk cause the cavities.
We've been nursing Jonah to sleep and throughout the night all his life (24 months old now), and whille we haven't had his teeth checked yet for cavities, I don't see any evidence of them. However, his teeth are very yellow and I do have some concerns.
I wonder if it's possible that some women's breastmilk contains more sugars or other substances that might eat away at tooth enamel?? I don't know.
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