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Night time nursing & tooth deacy

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Is this something to be concerned of?

I was just searching for some home remedies and came across this article...
Scroll to the bottom- last paragraph.

Avoid infant tooth decay. Nursing throughout the night and letting the baby sleep at the breast can also lead to cavities, warns Donna Oberg, R.D., a registered dietitian and public health nutritionist for the Seattle--King County Department of Public Health in Kent, Washington.

When breast milk pools around the baby's teeth and stays there for hours, decay can occur.That doesn't mean you have to wean the child early, says Oberg. ''But once your baby has teeth, you should not let him sleep at the breast.''

Both of my children had teeth and nursed while they slept and both have beautiful, healthy teeth
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