A fed baby (no matter if they’re fed breast milk or formula) is always best. If possible, breastfeeding is beneficial for the following reasons: immunity, personalized nutrients, cost, and environmental impact. Please refer to your dentist, pediatrician, OBGYN, or CLC for additional resources. If bottle feeding, it’s important to avoid leaving your child with a bottle in the crib while they fall asleep. This can potentially cause cavities in young children, due to the nature of milk and the consistent exposure of the teeth.
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- Are electric or sonic toothbrushes safe for kids?
- Can my child use quip if they have adult and baby teeth?
- When should a kid start using an electric vs. manual?
- Does breastfeeding or formula feeding make a difference?
- Should I supervise my kid when they brush?
- How do other health issues affect children's’ oral health?
- When should my kid start flossing or using mouthwash?
- How can I keep my kid from getting cavities?
- At what age do children need to get an adult brush?
- What should kids be eating for better oral health (diet)?