My 18 month old's teeth are rotting.

Sarah - posted on 08/04/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




I breast feed my child and I only give her water to drink, she eats very healthy. I brush her teeth 2 to 3 times a day, but they seem to be getting worse. We went to the dentist and he told me the night nursing was the problem. I didn't think breast milk could cause decay. I am a great mom, but I feel totally defeated. This is my first child and besides my husband who works all the time, I am pretty much on my own since my mom past a few years back. I could really use some good advice.


Jodi - posted on 08/05/2015




Of course breast milk can cause decay - it has sugars in it. But don't worry, you aren't the only person that doesn't realise that.It doesn't make you a bad mother :) I would try to wean the night feeds on the advice of the dentist. But just remember, eating healthy and not getting tooth decay are not necessarily synonomous - fruits are healthy but have sugars, even vegetables have sugars in them. Also, drinking from a cup is less likely to cause decay than breastfeeding, so perhaps look at that as an option for some of the feeds?


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Michelle - posted on 08/05/2015




What is your family's teeth history?
It can be hereditary, not just eating and drinking.

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