Feb
21
2012

Milk will cause bad breath?

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I realised something in Ethan with his previous growing up milk. Each time after drinking his milk, his breath kinda stinks. Checked with his paed and was told to feed him lots of water after his feed to ‘wash’ the sweetness away. Apparently milk will cause bad breath within minutes especially if the milk is too sweet. I actually Googled to see what causes bad breath and remedies to get over it and I got this –  “by not eating poop, stinkbugs, gym socks, used tampons, panty liners, rotten stuff …” OMG I’m so not gonna GOOGLE for answers anymore @_@

Anyway, back to topic I’ve noticed that each time Ethan takes something too sweet, he’ll develop some kind of bad breath later unless he drinks lots of water after that. Does this happen to your child too?

For a long time until recently he has been taking only ONE particular brand of growing up milk. I was pretty much satisfied with that growing milk powder except for the bad breath and the fact that ants always gets into the milk tin, not forgetting that it was really sweet!

Finally at 4 years 5 months, I switched Ethan to Anmum Essential. I just couldn’t get over the fact that I’ve been feeding Ethan 13 teaspoons of added sugars everyday with the previous growing up milk powder. Imagine how much added sugars I’ve fed Ethan throughout all these years :(

I’m not the only one who did the switch. It seems that many Mommies out there have done it too. It’s nice to read the testimonials of mothers out there at Anmum’s FB Page. Not only that, the new Anmum Essential concentrated formulation means smaller scoops are used to make a glass of milk hence it makes more glasses of milk than before! With prices of goods escalating sky high these days, small savings like this means a lot to non-working Mothers like me. Besides, Anmum Essential has advanced nutrients for brain such as Gangliosides and DHA with absolutely no added sugars.

I’ve made the switch and Ethan is adapting well to it. He no longer has that bad breath after feeding so what can I say except I’m happy I made the right choice this time around!

Check out Anmum’s FB Page and join other mothers out there at ‘Mum Knows Best’ in sharing experiences and tips around nutrition for growing children.

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    Oh really? Must go smell my children’s mouth tonight. hehe. Point noted. Now still contemplating..:)

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    Sam had stop drinking milk, she has soya powder now….

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    Oh??? Gosh…I must stop drinkin gmilk then. :-(

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    My son is taking Anmum Stage 3 now. He does have bad breath, because 1# he does not like to brush his teeth, and 2# he takes a lot of sweet things. So everything he eat or drink milk, I will make sure he drink some water. :p

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    i drink milk wan wor.. lol
    but then a cup of water to go with it :)

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    Drink milk and drink more water. :)

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    OK, I’m gonna switch to anmum too.. Pikor (the Cat) had bad breath..

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    Merryn Reply:

    My MOM does that too! Feed the cat with GUM! Cats are so lucky these days!

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    Hmmmmmm….. Is it? Dunno leh….to me, all my kids saliva are perfume! Shiok to smell!

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    WOW, thats a fun fact to know LOL

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    i think it happens to everyone! even urself! =p next time u drink milk and ask ethan to smell instead! =p

    http://www.therabreath.com/articles/blog/oral-care-tips-and-advice/milk-causes-bad-breath-in-several-ways-3565.asp

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    I never noticed that Ryan has bad breath after drinking his milk.

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    I wish to switch to less sugar formula too, but takut anak don’t tak minum aje…

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    We drink milk everyday and didn’t notice any bad breath. I wonder if this happens to babies or kids only. I went and smell my Quay Lo’s breath, he thought Quay Po went bonkers! heheh

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    Merryn Reply:

    LoL! That is so funny! I don’t smell it anymore after switching milk but seriously, sweet stuff does that to some of us, even ME!

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    Aiyoh, I typed my email address in the website box and when people click on Quay Po Cooks, it says it is a phishing site! Just to put thing straight, Lucy did that not me! hehe.. Have a nice day.

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    I also in the mid of looking for another brand of formula millk for my boy since he will be moving a step higher when he reach 4 YO two months later. Actually thought of Anmum but just afraid that he might not like it especially when he is such a picky eater in terms of taste.

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    Merryn Reply:

    That was my initial concern too. That Ethan won’t like this after what he has been taking all these while but surprisingly, he adapts to the change of milk easily!

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    OOhh..so that’s the culprit la. Sometimes that happens to Ethel. Must get her to drink lot of water to wash away the sweetness.

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    i see i see. don’t drink milk then! =P *just jk*

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    Everytime my little boy talk to me in the morning…..can pengsan! ha ha ha!

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    Merryn Reply:

    Haha Pete! That is morning breath, not bad breath as a result of consuming too much sweet stuffs! >_<

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    It’s actually true! Even adults will too cos I experienced it myself :D

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    So much sugar! That’s terrible. No wonder kids these days are hyper!

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    I never notice that Calvin got bad breath after drinking milk. Calvin is drinking Enfa

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    Yes.. I believe so that milk will make breath stink.. Changing to Anmum for my big boy already.. :)

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    Hmmm, never experience that with my son. He has always smell good unless he poop..;-)

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