Can Breastfeeding Cause Cavities?

Dr. Adam

From central Texas, I spent most of my young professional career advancing my knowledge and becoming a board certified pediatric dentist. Unfortunately, I have experienced an occupation ending disability and had to sell my practice. After selling my practice, I have since committed my efforts to spreading expert opinion to parents regarding the oral well-being of their children. Thanks for stopping by and please don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

4 Responses

  1. Jacob Schilling says:

    Wow, never knew anything about this, good thing I don’t have a kid yet lol, thanks for the article, shocking and interesting information, and very helpful, I am really hoping a lot of people see this, more people that see this, more people will be having healthy teeth, and I know that I’ll be sure to remember this, thanks so much for the post Dr. Adam 🙂

  2. lynnsamuelson says:

    As a mother who’s breastfed all three of her children who are now young adults, I was drawn to the title of your article. A mother always wonders what she could have done differently even after they’re out of the house! It sounds from your article that breastfeeding is still a 100% good practice but it’s the supplements or food given in between feeding that can lead to dental issues. Is this correct?

    • Dr. Adam says:


      Thank you for your great comment and question! You are correct! Breast milk alone will not cause cavities, but studies show that breast milk acts as a vehicle, catalyst, and incubator for bacteria to metabolize simple carbohydrates such as high fructose corn syrup (Sugar). Please let me know if you should have any further questions.

      – Dr Adam

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