So I read a question last night about a woman who was still breastfeeding her three year old, not for me, but to each his own. My question is: wouldn't the sucking on a breast be just as bad as giving a three year old a bottle? I mean, wouldn't it be like giving a three year old a pacifier or a bottle, and thus be bad for their teeth? I know my daughter's speech therapist doesn't even want her using a sippy cup, because the sucking pattern that it promotes is not helpful for mouth development.
I'm not looking for the people who think that it is too old to bf or are going to bash about it, I really just want to know.
Believe it or not, America is the only country that feels that BFing after 12 months is "wrong". The world-wide average for weaning age is 3 YEARS OLD!! Yes...three years old. Age four in SOME countries (especially England and Britain) is perfectly normal.
The breast has a lot more "give" than a sippy-cup or a bottle. The child's mouth is DESIGNED for the breast. It is NOT, however, designed for silicone or latex nipples. So far as breast milk rotting teeth out due to sugars in breast milk, EVERYTHING that a baby eats or drinks (with the exception of water) has sugar in it...even formula. Their is a simple way to prevent tooth decay..brush your child's teeth as recommended by his/her dentist.
Answer by AvasMommy810 at 9:44 AM on Oct. 6, 2008
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Answer by little.miss.mom at 10:28 AM on Oct. 6, 2008
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Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:28 PM on Oct. 6, 2008
"The question is not about tooth decay, it is about sucking pattern. Teeth are affected because of the bite. "
SEVERAL moms have answered you about this but just in case you didn't understand the first time, I will repeat myself again........"The breast has a lot more "give" than a sippy-cup or a bottle. The child's mouth is DESIGNED for the breast. It is NOT, however, designed for silicone or latex nipples."...........................why ask for an answer and then ignore the explanation?
Answer by AvasMommy810 at 10:16 PM on Oct. 6, 2008
Answer by toriandgrace at 11:05 PM on Oct. 6, 2008