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Should I feed my baby with formula with or without fluoride on the water?

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Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Or, can supplement

A little Fluoride is good, but too much isn't good for teeth either. If you don't use water with fluoride, you can use a liquid Fluoride supplement or multivitamin with fluoride.
If your water has fluoride, however, as many public water utilities do, or if you use bottled water without fluoride, you won't want to use a Fluoride supplement.

In brief: Or, can supplement

A little Fluoride is good, but too much isn't good for teeth either. If you don't use water with fluoride, you can use a liquid Fluoride supplement or multivitamin with fluoride.
If your water has fluoride, however, as many public water utilities do, or if you use bottled water without fluoride, you won't want to use a Fluoride supplement.
Dr. Howard Gollup
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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Flouride water ok

Scientific evidence supports the use of community water fluoridation for preventing tooth decay for both children and adults.
It is preferable to mix the infant formula according to the directions on the container with fluoridated water from your municipality’s water supply for your baby.

In brief: Flouride water ok

Scientific evidence supports the use of community water fluoridation for preventing tooth decay for both children and adults.
It is preferable to mix the infant formula according to the directions on the container with fluoridated water from your municipality’s water supply for your baby.
Dr. Willa Terry
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Most city water are fluoridated. If not ,your doctor will give a prescription for fluoride to prevent tooth decay.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: That depends

Babies do not need Fluoride at all until they start to get teeth.
So i would use water without Fluoride until that time. Once teeth erupt a little Fluoride is good. At that time, if you can, i would alternate between using water with Fluoride and without. The adult teeth start forming at birth and are most sensitive to excess Fluoride from birth to about 1 year old.

In brief: That depends

Babies do not need Fluoride at all until they start to get teeth.
So i would use water without Fluoride until that time. Once teeth erupt a little Fluoride is good. At that time, if you can, i would alternate between using water with Fluoride and without. The adult teeth start forming at birth and are most sensitive to excess Fluoride from birth to about 1 year old.
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Iodine supplement

Fluoride water is ok - if teeth of the child has white spots - give iodine available as liquid iodine 1drop daily.
Body compensates for lack of iodine by using floride, chloride from water and bromide from bread.

In brief: Iodine supplement

Fluoride water is ok - if teeth of the child has white spots - give iodine available as liquid iodine 1drop daily.
Body compensates for lack of iodine by using floride, chloride from water and bromide from bread.
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