Dietary choices affect oral health as well as general health and well-being. Good dietary practices can be established by 12 months of age and are maintained through early childhood.4 Breast milk is superior in providing the best nutrition to infants.
Epidemiological research shows that human milk and breastfeeding of infants provide general health, nutritional, developmental, psychological, social, economic, and environmental advantages while significantly decreasing risk for a large number of acute and chronic diseases.
Breast milk is superior in providing the best possible nutrition to infants. Although breast milk may not cause caries by itself, it is cariogenic in combination with other foods that are high in carbohydrates.4
Teaching the parents/caregiver the following preventive measures can help reduce the incidence of disease.