Mothers’ own milk is the best source of nutrition for nearly all infants. Beyond somatic growth, breast milk as a biologic fluid has a variety of other benefits, including modulation of postnatal intestinal function, immune ontogeny, and brain development. Although breastfeeding is highly recommended, breastfeeding may not always be possible, suitable or solely adequate. Infant formula is an industrially produced substitute for infant consumption. Infant formula attempts to mimic the nutritional composition of breast milk as closely as possible, and is based on cow’s milk or soymilk. A number of alternatives to cow’s milk-based formula also exist. Most of us are well aware of these facts but ignorance or lack of awareness of oral hygience maintence leads to early childhood caries in children. The infographics here provide a co-relation and highlight the importance of mother's milk, cow's milk, formula milk and their ongoing relation with caries.
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