Fluoride: Yay or Nay?
If you monitored urbanMamas back in May, how could you forget Sarah's child's plight with nursing caries? The topic was mostly centered around tooth decay, but a couple of mamas mentioned their stance on fluoride. Jackie recently sent us a question regarding fluoride and what better time than the present to query the urbanMamas-at-large about your opinion. She writes:
...I have a 6 month old, whose pediatrician just informed us we need to be giving her a fluoride supplement. I am very leery of giving her any sort of supplement (we didn't give her the vitamin D they recommended), especially fluoride, which I know there is much controversy about. However, I also don't want to be neglectful of her dental health, so I am a bit unsure of what to do at this point. I am curious what other mamas have done in this situation, or if anyone has read some reliable research about fluoride that could help me make a decision about this. Any thoughts on this are much appreciated!!!
Let's hear it mamas, do you give your child fluoride?