Children that were breastfed for fewer than six months developed non-nutritive sucking habits (e.g. thumb sucking) at a four-fold higher rate than children who were fed 6 months or longer.
Source: Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 130:531-534, 2006
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
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