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A national organization has reminded parents and dentists across the country about the benefits of breastfeeding and how it can positively affect the dental health of a child.
Though this isn't a new issue, the United States Breastfeeding Committee said there was conflicting information about breastfeeding and dental care. This has led some mothers to stop breastfeeding right when their child may need it most, according to the committee.
In an effort to remedy the problem, the committee analyzed scientific data and convened an expert panel, which resulted in the USBC-issued paper Breastfeeding and Oral Health.
According to the paper, high caries rates are usually passed from mother to child, which suggests new mothers should continue regular dental care. The USBC recommends parents take their infant to the dentist around 7 to 9 months of age or at the time of the first tooth.
"Health care professionals working with breastfeeding mothers should be aware of the risk factors for early childhood caries and be able to make appropriate decisions regarding timely and effective intervention," said Joan Younger Meek, chairwoman of the USBC.
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