MY DD who is 14 months has 2 cavities. Dont know what happened to her teeth but her dentist is blaming it on night bfeeding. With her tooth we will have to have it removed because it is so bad and my husband wants me to start weening. The dentist said the sugars from the bm sit on the teeth at night and the bacteria thrives causing cavities on the back of her teeth, and they see this alot in bfed babies.
Some history: baby is bfeeding 2 times a day and at night before bed. She also bf at night maybe 3 times. She eats solids but only healthy and there is minimal sugars or salts in her food. Maybe the occasional bit is offered. She has had very diluted juice in a cup but not everyday.
Question: is my bmilk causing this? and if not please can you explain to me why the sugars are not doing this... so i can understand..also i would hate it if it was because of me that this happened.
2. has anyone had experience of this ? what did you do... is there any way to deal with this without weaning?
3. is brushing with xylitol toothpaste something that i could use use for future? to help stop the decaying on any other teeth?
any advice would be appreciated, i am so lost right now and so upset about what will have to happen with her tooth.