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How can I stop breastfeeding my 2 yr old? The dentist said the b.Milk has caused his teeth to decay and it will get worst and sadly they are. Help?

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In brief: Cold turkey and DDS

You need to stop nursing your 2 year old asap and at this point your 2 year old is eating solid foods.
Cold turkey with possibly a substitute reward as special incentive might be helpful. Than get your child to the pedodontist or your dentist to get the diseased teeth restored. The sooner the better for all concerned!

In brief: Cold turkey and DDS

You need to stop nursing your 2 year old asap and at this point your 2 year old is eating solid foods.
Cold turkey with possibly a substitute reward as special incentive might be helpful. Than get your child to the pedodontist or your dentist to get the diseased teeth restored. The sooner the better for all concerned!
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
4 doctors agree

In brief: One option is to go

away for the weekend & have Dad or Nana stay with him. Limit whole milk & milk products to 16-21 oz.
/day. Offer in an open-mouth cup at mealtimes only. Walking around sipping milk, juice or other sugary liquids from a Sippy cup will also cause cavities. Juice isn't needed. Offer water for thirst. Brush his teeth after meals & before sleep. See healthy children.org for tips on diet & sleep.

In brief: One option is to go

away for the weekend & have Dad or Nana stay with him. Limit whole milk & milk products to 16-21 oz.
/day. Offer in an open-mouth cup at mealtimes only. Walking around sipping milk, juice or other sugary liquids from a Sippy cup will also cause cavities. Juice isn't needed. Offer water for thirst. Brush his teeth after meals & before sleep. See healthy children.org for tips on diet & sleep.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding has not caused his teeth to decay.
Rather not brushing his teeth regularly has caused it. Be sure to brush his teeth often--especially at night after eating and you can continue to breastfeed as long as necessary.

In brief: Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding has not caused his teeth to decay.
Rather not brushing his teeth regularly has caused it. Be sure to brush his teeth often--especially at night after eating and you can continue to breastfeed as long as necessary.
Dr. James Anderson
Dr. James Anderson
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cause Vs promote

Its actually a common bacteria called streptococcus mutans that thrives in the sugar in feeds & creates acid which erodes the teeth.
Feeds that pour over the tongue & get swallowed are not as bad as bf or bottle, that keep the feed on the teeth for extended periods. Find other ways to provide baby with nurture time & feed from a cup. Data doesn't reflect much bf superiority as a feed @2y.

In brief: Cause Vs promote

Its actually a common bacteria called streptococcus mutans that thrives in the sugar in feeds & creates acid which erodes the teeth.
Feeds that pour over the tongue & get swallowed are not as bad as bf or bottle, that keep the feed on the teeth for extended periods. Find other ways to provide baby with nurture time & feed from a cup. Data doesn't reflect much bf superiority as a feed @2y.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: How long?

The amount of time spent breast feeding should not cause tooth decay unless you are not brushing your child's teeth.
Baby bottle teeth are usually caused by leaving a bottle iin over night.

In brief: How long?

The amount of time spent breast feeding should not cause tooth decay unless you are not brushing your child's teeth.
Baby bottle teeth are usually caused by leaving a bottle iin over night.
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Water at night

Putting a baby to bed after drinking milk without brushing teeth or putting a baby to bed with a bottle can cause cavities & decay.
Commonly called bottle rot or nursing bottle caries. Water is the only bottle a baby should be given at bedtime.

In brief: Water at night

Putting a baby to bed after drinking milk without brushing teeth or putting a baby to bed with a bottle can cause cavities & decay.
Commonly called bottle rot or nursing bottle caries. Water is the only bottle a baby should be given at bedtime.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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In brief: Breast feeding

Takes determination and saying no and sticking to it.
After about 6 months most children should be off breast feeding and on a bottle. One way to help nudge the child is to place the anti thumb sucking flavor stuff on the nipple then let the child nurse the taste often will get them to avoid nursing.

In brief: Breast feeding

Takes determination and saying no and sticking to it.
After about 6 months most children should be off breast feeding and on a bottle. One way to help nudge the child is to place the anti thumb sucking flavor stuff on the nipple then let the child nurse the taste often will get them to avoid nursing.
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
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