Taking Care of Your Breastfed Baby’s Teeth by Amy Peterson BS, IBCLC, and Scott Chandler, DMD
Breastfeeding and tooth decay from the Australian Breastfeeding Association
Breastfeeding and Dental/Oral Health from La Leche League GB
Early Childhood Caries: New Knowledge Has Implications for Breastfeeding Families, by Anne Altshuler, RN, MS, IBCLC, from LEAVEN, Vol. 42 No. 2, April-May-June 2006, pp. 27-31.1.
Big Bad Cavities: Breastfeeding Is Not the Cause by Lisa Reagan, from Mothering Issue 113, July/August 2002
Infant Dental Decay – Is it related to Breastfeeding? by Brian Palmer, DDS These are the notes for one of Dr. Palmer’s slide presentations.
Breastfeeding and Infant Caries: No Connection by Brian Palmer, DDS Published in: ABM NEWS and VIEWS, The Newsletter of The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, 2000, Vol. 6, No. 4 (Dec), p27 & 3
Very Young Kids Teeth – Yahoo email group for parents to share experience and information about dealing with issues with their young children’s teeth and dental health. (Mainly ages 0 to 6 years – the preschool years).
Breastfeeding and Dental Health by Janna L. Cataldo, MD
Breastfeeding and Dental Caries: Selected Bibliography from the LLLI Center for Breastfeeding Information
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Breastfeeding and Dental Caries: Looking at the Evidence by Valerie Lavigne, DC, IBCLC, RLC, from Clinical Lactation, Volume 4, Number 1, 2013, pp. 12-16(5).
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