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Breast milk promotes cavity formation in babies

by Medindia Content Team on  October 5, 2005 at 9:17 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Breast milk promotes cavity formation in babies
A new study appearing in the October issue of the journal Pediatrics says that the cavity forming potential of breast milk is more than that of Cow's milk.

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Dr. Ruth A. Lawrence of the University of Rochester in New York and her colleague Dr. William H. Bowen used rats to demonstrate that breast milk had a potential to cause tooth decay faster than cow's milk. Baby mice did develop cavities and dental erosion when they were fed sweet liquids like soda and honey-sweetened water. Human milk did slow down the process of cavity formation, but this effect was substantially less as compared to cow's milk.
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