I know I have been away from the boards for some time but I was hoping some of you wonderful ladies here can shed some light on night nursing and tooth decay.
also just some good old kind words and support would be great.
Long story short, had Lillys well check but her Dr. was called away to delivery. I am trying to get to know the other 2 Dr.s in the office as I know that ours will not always be available he is a busy man. anyway this was the second time seeing this particular Dr. and I hoped to be armed with some information which she quickly dismissed.
the first time we saw her she was shocked at how much Lilly still nurses, but i was more taken back by the round about insult, " while many mothers do continue to nurse at her age, it isn't a societal norm or very well taken socially." I quickly dismissed this confrontation as i was just there because Lilly had fallen and scraped up her face, and wanted to be sure she was ok. our Dr. was on vacation.
she then said to give her some motrin or tylenol but to do so before i brush her teeth.
Then at the well check this same Dr. was absolutely sure that even breast milk is bad at night for teeth as milk has sugar in it, after baby goes to bed, and she gave me this look of i was crazy to bed share as well. and thought it odd that we night nurse at all.
I tried to explain what i had read on kellymoms website about how it is different than a bottle and she continued to argue the point but only saying "no any thing at night after brushing teeth even breast milk is bad. nope nothing nope"
I just know what my Dr. would say since he knows Lillys history with poor sleep, and she was a round the clock nurser like every 2 hours and while I am starting to get more breaks we still nurse up wards of 6 times a day. and she is eating tons of solids and drinking water and whole milk, she still prefers mama's "nana" her word for nursing. I also have wanted to cut out some nursing sessions but i have had 2 incidences with a blocked duct and a nipple bleb, and the last time i just gave up on the selective nursing and went back to when ever she asked since i am terrified of getting a breast infection. on a side note her growth is around the 73% mark so she is doing well and very smart. she just sleeps better with us and i usually get her in her crib a few times a week but only probable once until she wakes up for her mamas milk.
I have strong will and opinion so i will continue to nurse Lilly as long as she wants but wanted to feel like i am not the only one.
So i guess i was just wondering how many of you still cosleep and night nurse?
what do you think about the whole tooth decay/ bottle mouth?
I just can't help but thinking i know this Dr. is a mom and she said her self she breast fed, why is she was so negative towards us.
I only hope that one day we can change how ignorant our society can be when it comes to breast feeding our babies the way nature intended, and encourage all mothers to nurse for as long as they wish.