Does breastfeeding affect caries? What are based on
conclusions of the dentists about the dangers of long-term breastfeeding and worth
whether to deprive the baby of the maternal breast after a year
Breast milk and caries: is there a relationship?
Recently, you can often hear the opinion of children
dentists that breastfeeding after a year
provokes caries in children. What do the experts think about it, and
Is the natural feeding process really dangerous for health?
There are many opponents of breastfeeding. But when
against breastfeeding are medical professionals, their
The allegations are worrying young moms. Let’s try to figure out
does breastfeeding provoke a baby
dental problems (because dentists also rely on their
judgments on modern research), whether mothers should blindly believe
these arguments and stop breastfeeding the baby as soon as he
be a year old.
WHO has repeatedly conducted studies, the results of which
argued that breastfeeding for up to two years affects the baby
in the most positive way. Communication with the mother during feeding
gives the baby psychological comfort and a sense of security.
In addition, breast milk enhances physical
child health. Milk contains all the necessary elements for
development and growth, in addition, breastfeeding helps
form the correct bite and is an excellent prevention
Breastfeeding is a natural process. Nature itself
intended the female breast to feed the offspring. And hardly
at least one person on earth has suffered from long feeding. After all
nature has thought of everything to the smallest detail. And, if from breast
milk and lactation suffered the body, mankind would have long ago
died out. Therefore, mothers, on your side is nature, common sense and
results of WHO research.
Именно поэтому ВОЗ настоятельно рекомендует кормить грудью
at least 2 years.
Breastfeed and be healthy
Mamekspert Academy of Maternity: Breast
feeding and caries
Why do differences arise?
Often, research does not follow the correct methodology and
terminology that leads to distorted results. So, to
example, in some scientific sources of children who are on
mixed feeding, attributed to the artificiality, in others – to
And such confusion leads to inaccurate conclusions. This is a misunderstanding.
and became the reason for the claim that breastfeeding leads to
destruction of tooth enamel and caries. Actually problems more often
are experienced by the stilts and also the kids on the mixed
feeding. The fact is that breast milk and mixed food
have a different effect on tooth enamel.
In addition, researchers often overlook other
factors affecting damage to tooth enamel – this
heredity, especially the children’s diet, correct
oral hygiene. And all this also gives incorrect
As for breast milk, it is indispensable
a supplier of substances that strengthen tooth enamel:
calcium and phosphorus. And this means that breast milk is not only not
provokes the occurrence of caries, and vice versa remineralizes dental
Реминерализация эмали зубов
— это восстановление минерального состава зуба и
restoration of damaged enamel using exposure
chemical compounds, thanks to which the mineral components
enter the top layer of teeth.
What provokes caries
One of the main causes of the destruction of tooth enamel, leading to
the development of caries, provoke the bacteria Streptococcus mutans. This
the bacterium multiplies actively at low acidity. �”Infect”
small children can from parents or their older sisters and
brothers, when using common dishes and hygiene items.
At the same time, the risks of caries development in babies who are
breastfeeding is lower than that of the artificials. After all грудное
молоко как раз повышает уровень кислотности в полости рта, что
prevents the proliferation of bacteria Streptococcus mutans.
Researchers point out: contained in human milk
иммуноглобулины IgА и IgG сдерживают рост Streptococcus
mutans. Interferes with the active reproduction of bacteria and lactoferrin,
which is the main component of breast milk.
There is one more factor in breast milk. When baby
properly applied to the breast and sucks it properly, milk
falls directly into the throat without touching the teeth. But
those who drink the bottle mix risk more. Mixture gets into
oral cavity, creating an environment favorable for the reproduction of bacteria
which leads to the destruction of tooth enamel. Therefore, for
prevention of caries development, children of art
It is recommended to give clean water after meals.
Hygiene with diapers
To avoid caries, follows from the earliest
age to take care of baby teeth. As soon as the first erupt
teeth, start their hygienic care. You can brush your teeth
just gauze, a special baby silicone brush that
worn on the finger of the parent, or a soft toothbrush without paste.
Baby toothpaste begins to apply only when a child
learn how to rinse your mouth and spit out the water.
Buy a paste specially designed for kids. Stay tuned
so that it does not contain fluorine. Get ready for the first
pores you will have to help the crumbs to clean the teeth, and when he
learn to cope with the procedure yourself, you will need
обязательно и постоянно контролировать качество чистки.
When the first signs of early caries appear,
consult your dentist. Treat caries is necessary at any age.
and in any case.
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Consults Tatiana Balova (pediatrician
стоматолог): Breast-feeding и кариес: быть или не