Study Finds Dental Caries at Early Age Caused by Interruption of Breastfeeding and Sugar Consumption


Research published in the journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology shows the introduction of sugar in diet and early interruption of breastfeeding are the main contributions to the presence of dental caries in children by age 2. This study involved 800 children and was a part of a Thematic Project, “MINA study: Maternal and child health in Acre: birth cohort in the Western Brazilian Amazon.”

According to The World Health Organization (WHO), infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of their lives and added sugar should not be given to them until after age 2.

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