In non-fluoridated cities: No doses of fluoride from supplements
In fluoridated cities: High doses of fluoride from mothers' drinking water
Pharmacy or Faucet:
Fluoridated Water and Pregnancy Do Not Mix
Health authorities advise parents in unfluoridated communities to feed their infants fluoride supplements: a prescription drug that delivers 0.25 mg of fluoride in a dropperful of water whose fluoride concentration is 350 times higher than tap water's.
Children's health authorities have long cautioned that
Fetal fluoride levels average about two-thirds of maternal levels.
With each 3 cups of fluoridated tap water a pregnant woman drinks,
her baby in the womb is exposed to a fluoride dose over
the maximum daily amount of fluoride that can be
prescribed for infants more than 6 months old.
Fluoride supplements are unapproved prescription drugs
in Pregnancy Category C.
When pregnant women take fluoride supplements, so do her babies.
Sadly, a trusted women's health association still advises women
to take fluoride supplements if their water is not fluoridated.
Infancy and Fluoride Do Not Mix:
A 0.25 mg dose of fluoride is 15 times higher than the daily amount
of fluoride that six-month-old breastfed infants consume.