Hi, this question is for all mothers who breastfeed and breastfed their babies over 2 years and longer. To even 3 years or 4 years.
This question is also for mothers who co-sleep with a toddler 2 years or over.
i saw our pediatrician today and she asked if I was still co-sleeping, and if I was still breastfeeding and how much longer I plan to continue. And I told her for a while, I don't have plans to stop only if my daughter wants to.
So then the pediatrician told me that breast-milk can rot her front teeth. That I need to brush her teeth after the last feeding which happens to be in a dark room while I'm trying to put her sleep. So basically she wants me after all that effort of winding her down while she is about to nod off to jump up turn the light on and take her to the bathroom to brush her teeth. So the whole thing of me breastfeeding her in my bed is not interrupted by something extremely annoying to both me and my daughter.
So my question is has anyone had their dentist tell them that their toddler's teeth have rotted or are in the process of rotting due to breastfeeding?
And my other concern is am i doing the right thing co-sleeping at this age and longer? Am I damaging her ability to learn to sleep on her own through the night by co-sleeping with her? Will she be able to transition to sleeping on her own?
Thanks in advance I'm questioning my decisions. I know already talked about this before but now she is getting older and I need to know about breastfeeding toddlers.