Hi toddler moms,
*Apologies in advance for the wierd e with an accent thing happening when I try to type appostrophes!!*
Ièm the proud mom of a little monkey who will be 14 months on the 22nd of Oct 07. Heès still breastfeeding, but usually only 3 times per day - upon wake-up (which may lead to a doze off and longer sleep-in at my breast), at nap time, and then again at bed time. Nursing has always seemed to work to put Brian to sleep. Itès been a mixed blessing at times, but now I find it a real gift - guaranteed all natural sleep-inducer!
My concern is that when heès falling asleep on me, and sleep nursing, heès snoozing with milk in his mouth. With with 12 teeth showing, and his canines looking to push though soon, should I be as panicked about tooth decay as some of the medical literature wants to make meÉ (eeek, sorry, my question mark is going funky too!) Ièm torn. He just falls asleep so naturally, automatically, and gently at the breast that I hate the thought of causing such a rude awakening (and doubtless a very unhappy wailling one) by yanking my sweet sleeping cherubès mouth open to jam in a toothbrush....thereby negating the effect of sleepy boob-juice.
Sigh. What to you think, fellow nursersÉ (again, read that as a question mark) I brush his teeth 2-3 times during the day, but not after nighty nurse, or naps. Is that enoughÉ
Thanks in advance for your thoughts,