Chelsea - posted on 08/15/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My child's pediatrician and I were on the same page... up until recently. I am a latch-only Mommy and everyone was routing me on until lately. Now all of a sudden, breastfeeding is a bad thing and can only happen in the daytime. My son is 6 months old and has no teeth. My child's doctor has recently started making me feel like an unfit parent because I nurse my son to sleep. He says that I am going to make his teeth rot and that I need to stop feeding him at night. I tried to give him a bottle with water one night and we were up for 5 hours straight, crying and carrying on. I'm not doing that again, the dentists can kiss my unfit parent behind. My child's sense of security at night is more important than his baby teeth. I need to know how I can continue to soothe and love him to sleep while protecting his teeth. The bottle thing is out of the question... he loves food, but a plastic booby is just silly and he lets me know it. I guess I really don't even understand why this is an issue... isn't this what baby teeth are for?