Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Breastfeeding not linked to tooth decay in kids

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If you're into the natural way to feed babies, then some good news this week: previous studies that linked breastfeeding and tooth decay (and cavities) were disputed by a new study that quashed any link between the two.

Prior studies showed little evidence that breastfeeding caused tooth decay problems in infants, so this new study hopefully will put the issue to rest. Breastfeeding is the best way possible to nourish that new baby, and it's hard to believe that possibly cavities could be a result.

The new study looked at 1,500 children aged two to five that were breastfed and whaddayaknow -- there was zero correlation between that activity and anything related to dental problems with their teeth. However, enter in a mother who smokes, ears poorly or does drugs, and the breast milk may not be all that healthy after all.

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