Breastfeeding: Nature's Safety Net

Agarwal, Manisha; Ghousia, S.; Konde, Sapna; Raj, Sunil
January 2012
International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry;Jan-Apr2012, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p49
Academic Journal
Breastfeeding is a natural safety-net for the first few months in order to give the child a fairer start to life. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes the distinct nutritional advantages of human milk for infants and endorsed the position of the American Academy of Pediatrics on the promotion of breastfeeding. It therefore calls for increase in need to negotiate the roles and responsibilities of pediatric dentists to eliminate the existing gaps in preventive care and anticipatory guidance. The objective of this evidence-based review is to explore the beneficial roles of breastfeeding in orofacial growth and development and endorse the same through anticipatory guidance.


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