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September 6, 2005

C is for Cavity

Babies born by C-section are more likely to have tooth trouble earlier than vaginally birthed babies, according to a Boston article. The problem is apparently a lack of benefiical bacteria, which the newborn normally encounters en route in a vaginal birth. Should we be swabbing C-born babies down with mom's bodily fluids, if they don't get any during egress? I'm guessing someone's tried that, but maybe not.

by thenewmoms at 10:09 AM
in birth


LOL! I'd like to see a study done on that! ;)

comment by Kristina at September 6, 2005 12:59 PM

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