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Article
April 25, 1990

Fluoride Supplementation of the Breast-fed Infant

Author Affiliations

University of Minnesota Affiliated Community Hospital Family Practice Residency Program Minneapolis

University of Minnesota Affiliated Community Hospital Family Practice Residency Program Minneapolis

JAMA. 1990;263(16):2179. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03440160041022
Abstract

To the Editor.—  The article entitled "Preventive Dentistry" was excellent.1 I have been anxiously awaiting such an excellent review. I was disappointed, however, to see that no portion of the article included anything about added fluoride during breast-feeding. I have asked various dentists and have gotten just as many answers as I have asked questions. Several of them feel that adding fluoride is imperative during breastfeeding. Others have told me that as long as the mother's water is fluoridated, all of her fluoride intake will cross through the breast milk to the baby. Please have Dr Greene or his associates address this specific question. I work with residents and would like to have some final decision on this so that we can be consistent in our prescribing activities.

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