Health Tip: Breast-feeding May Help Teeth
For both mother and child
(HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding has been shown to help babies fight infections and prevent asthma, childhood obesity and SIDS.
It may also help both the mother's and baby's teeth, recent research finds.
Children who were breast-fed exclusively for the first six months of life were less likely to have teeth alignment issues than those who were breast-fed for a shorter time or bottle-fed, the American Dental Association (ADA) says.
The ADA offers this additional information:
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