New Delhi: Breastfeeding is one of the most essential phases when it comes to nurturing your baby.
Breastfeeding extends beyond basic nutrition, also reducing the mother's stress-levels as well as risk of postpartum depression and administration of breast milk for a duration of 6 months is mandatory.
A study has found that children who are breastfed for two years or longer are more likely to have dental cavities.
Marcia Vitolo, a professor of health sciences at the Federal University of Health Sciences in Porto Alegre, Brazil, said that she too believes breastfeeding at a high frequency, as well as the amount of sugar eaten, could explain the reason for these study results.
If a family had a lower income or the mother had less schooling, children had more dental cavities and were at a higher risk of having severe cavities.