just wanted to throw this out:
anyone have a toddler nursling?
anyone's bfing child have probs w/ cavities?
i have a pediatric dentist that makes me feel poorly about bfing. she is in an "upscale" area, recommended, reputable, kind, smiles, soft-spoken-my son loves her! they have a train on the ceiling, the kids wear cool sunglasses, they even snapped and printed a pic for me and brought it out in the waitning room for hubby and me cuz we were apprehensive about allowing him to go in by himself during the visit. thats another thing they will not allow parent to go in w/ child/ they said it inhibits their relationship w/ child, that kids do better when parent isnt there to " rescue" them. is this normal- my parents said they always left us, and looking back- they did--but i dont remember being like 2
anyway, although the doc and staff are so awesome, i always ask my hubby if i should just lie this time when she asks if hes still breastfeeding. ive always just admitted yes hes still nursing--she doesnt really say anything rude, but i just get this feeling.....................they definitely believe that bf causes cavities. she said i should brush his teeth after evrytime since he got that first tooth---imagine cosleeping, 6month old or now hes 2.75, this beautiful little kid is so happy, fell asleep nursing-im gonna brush his teeth? let me just order up a dose of chaos w/ a side of temper tantrum!
so hes had 2 cavities---our last 2 three-month visits-cavity free............hopefully we can "pass the test" in march and only be recommended to go every 6 months
sorry so long-this has been a sore spot for me since 12/2006!!!