Hi, I am new to commenting on this site although I read the helpful information all
the time. The site is great.
I have a 16 mos old daughter who I breastfeed.
Her last pediatrician's appt the she told me that it would be better if I weaned her
from her nighttime feedings (such as 1am and so forth) because she has teeth now and the milk can rot her teeth.
Then I told her I still co-sleep.
The pediatrician proceeded to tell me that it will be hard to wean her with me
laying right next to her. So in other words???
Then she asked me if I had ever seen a baby with black marks on their two front
teeth. I said no. She told me although I don't remember it verbatim that this is
from milk sitting on their teeth at night. But was it from a bottle or the breast?
I was upset it seems I am doing the wrong thing by continuing to breastfeed my
daughter at night. Its not going to be easy to get her out even if I wanted too.
But now I have to worry about rotting her teeth and black marks?
I can't very well wipe her teeth with a cloth when we are trying to go back to sleep.
It seems no matter what you do if its precious and you enjoy it their is always something to
ruin your peace.
Don't get me wrong she see's babies all day so she knows more than I do about
this stuff, and I want to protect my daughter but sometimes it gets
My question is does anyone know personally babies that have gotten black marks
on their teeth from specifically breastfeeding at night? Or problems with the
babies teeth such as rotting that can be attributed to breastfeeding? I just
want to be sure that is the act of breastfeeding at night that caused this.
I don't want to rot my daughters teeth.