The relationship of breastfeeding to oral development and dental concerns.

K. M. Westover, M. K. DiLoreto, Thomas (Tom) Shearer

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-143
Number of pages4
JournalASDC journal of dentistry for children
Volume56
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1989

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Breast Feeding
Tooth
Mandible
Milk
Mothers
Delivery of Health Care
Muscles
Health
Growth
Child Health

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  • Dentistry(all)

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The relationship of breastfeeding to oral development and dental concerns. / Westover, K. M.; DiLoreto, M. K.; Shearer, Thomas (Tom).

In: ASDC journal of dentistry for children, Vol. 56, No. 2, 03.1989, p. 140-143.

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