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Breast Feeding

Dear Patients,

I am proud to announce that on August 1st, my wife and I welcomed our son, Leonardo Julian, into the world. Leo, weighting in at a respectable 7lbs 11oz, Leo and his mother are doing well. He has already applied to The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.

Since we are on the subject of babies, I would like to expand on my past discussion on breast feeding. Many studies have demonstrated that six months of exclusive breast feeding dramatically reduces many chronic infant illnesses. Additionally, the forward forces of breast suckling act to expand the dental arches and jaw, similar to our orthopedic appliances. Bottle feeding and pacifier sucking have an opposite effect because those forces are constrictive and lead to dental crowding. The benefits of breast feeding are so undeniable that the use of infant formula in Australia requires a prescription! As the medical profession begins to embrace the importance of breast feeding, our office hopes to help patients and provide valuable information to help in parent’s decision-making process.

Should you or someone you love have any questions about breastfeeding please contact our office or visit


Michael W. Dagostino, DDS.

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