Quiz

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The thumb is better than the pacifier. A missing tooth needs to be replaced ... True or false? To finish with the received ideas, here are the answers of our specialist, Dr. Jean-Baptiste Kerbat, specialist in dento-maxillofacial orthopedics in Rouen.

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Breastfeeding allows the baby to get better swallowing.

It is true. It's wrong.

Reply

When the baby sucks the breast, he jaws forward and makes a big effort to get the milk out. This suction force, associated with an almost vertical position of the head, allows better development of the lower jaw.
When he takes his bottle, however, the infant passively absorbs the liquid via a rubber nipple, and rather elongated position.

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