Today, Aidan had his first appointment with the dentist. I was excited because dental hygiene is important and I wanted to make sure we got a good start. Now, I'm regretting it more than anything.
The dentist told me that I need to wean him down to three nursings per day - breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He also said that I need to stop any and all night nursing sessions. Then, he said that between meals all he should drink is water and Crystal Light.
First, I'm loathe to cut out any feedings until HE decides to cut them out. Also, I know that night feedings are very important to DS and I don't want to make him give them up. And finally, Crystal Light has artificial sweeteners in it. Those are not good for children.
So, why is this PEDIATRIC dentist insisting that I wean before my son is ready and that I give him things that are bad for him?
I don't want to wean him, but I also don't want him to have teeth that are in poor condition. I don't know what to do.