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Nursing Toddlers, tooth decay? ashley noel [gav's here!] 2 kids; Rhode Island 6374 posts
24th Apr '10

My daughter is 17 months and only really nurses at night, but shes up almost every hour. I noticed today that her front teeth have like, some tan splotches that won't brush off. I brush her teeth usually 2 but sometimes 1 time a day (if I forget). Does this sound like tooth decay? I'm assuming this means I have to night-wean her? Any of your nursing toddler moms have this problem? How can I make her teeth more healthy? Did you have to wean ASAP?



I'd prefer advice from nursing moms only, so it's more specific to what I'm dealing with.



Thanks. :D

HappinessInMisery 3 kids; Ohio 30396 posts
24th Apr '10

Im not sure honestly. My brother was bf until 2.5, and has great teeth. I thought decay was black? It could just be a spot or discoloration
Does she drink soda or tea??

Does she say it hurts? I wouldnt wean IMO, online so far everything that I have read says nursing at night or until the child self weans is not dangerous for oral health??

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
24th Apr '10

Breastmilk shouldn't be causing any tooth decay. Do you know the flouride levels in your water, I know that can cause splotches on teeth.

Titties :) 2 kids; Beaverton, Oregon 53705 posts
24th Apr '10

I found this:
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/older-baby/tooth-decay.html
you should prob. make a dentist appointment asap.

SunDropBootyPop 1 child; New Windsor, New York 34173 posts
24th Apr '10
Quoting ashley loves leah!:
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24th Apr '10
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homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
24th Apr '10
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SunDropBootyPop 1 child; New Windsor, New York 34173 posts
24th Apr '10
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