Infants' oral muscles are exercised strenuously in suckling. Breastfeeding contributes an important influence on the thrust and growth of the mandible, in addition to imparting maternal immunological components in the nutritious milk. Infant feeding practices may affect the life-long health of the child. Appropriate, health-promoting practices, such as breastfeeding, should be encouraged by healthcare professionals.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||ASDC journal of dentistry for children|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|
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