Association between History of breastfeeding and reports of oral habits and allergy in children

Juliane Priscila Brustolin, Débora Martini Dalpian, Fabrício Batistin Zanatta, Luciano Casagrande


Aim: The purpose of this study was to assess the association between type and duration of breastfeeding with the presence of mouth breathing habits, bruxism, anterior open bite and presence of respiratory allergic conditions. Materials and Methods: It was analyzed all dental records of children aging between 0 and 12 years old who were attended by dental students Franciscan University Center (UNIFRA) since 2005 to 2010. Of a total of 507 dental records, 395 were included in the study. Results: The results showed an association between breastfeeding the presence of mouth breathing, bruxism and anterior open bite (p <0.05). However, there was no association between breast feeding and the presence of respiratory allergy as well as time of breastfeeding and the presence of mouth breathing, bruxism, and anterior open bite allergy. The majority of children UNIFRA received more natural breastfeeding (85%) than artificial (14%). Conclusion: The breast feeding provided the baby can contribute to the proper development of the face and thus prevent the emergence of changes in the stomatognathic system.


Breastfeeding; breathing; Openbite; Cirurgiã Dentista; Mestre em Odontopediatria pela UFRGS; 2 Bruxism; Hypersensitivity; Mouth


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e-ISSN 2177-0018 / ISSN 0566-1854.

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