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Bf at night - bad for teeth?

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footyfan Tue 29-Jan-13 19:21:30

I live overseas and have just taken my 16-month-old DS for a dental checkup.

The dentist told me that I should stop breastfeeding at night - as it will damage my DS's teeth.

I've never heard this before - and it doesn't sound right to me (she said it is because the milk is so sweet).

Is this advice ever given in the UK?


stargirl1701 Tue 29-Jan-13 19:23:06

The dental nurse told me that the studies into bf at night were inconclusive. Definitely no formula or cows milk at night though.

TheDeadlyDonkey Tue 29-Jan-13 19:25:50

Interesting kellymom article

footyfan Tue 29-Jan-13 20:54:32

Thanks a lot for your replies - really interesting article. Think I'll carry on with the bf without worrying about what the dentist said.

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