Supporting Oral Health Among Breastfed Infants
Exclusively breastfed Babies may be at increased risk for vitamin d deficiency, which Can affect enamel development and caries risk.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the relationship between vitamin D deficiency, enamel development and caries risk in infants and young children.
- Explain recommended vitamin D serum levels and supplementation guidelines for mothers and infants.
- In the context of vitamin D levels and oral health, discuss dental professionals’ role in prenatal and postnatal care.
This course was issued in February 2021 and expires February 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.