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Old 05-26-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
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when a baby's top teeth start to come through to feel them while nursing. It is even a little irritated/red from them. It is a different feeling when she nurses. It doesn't really hurt it is just not comfortable, I can't really describe it. I am thinking that it will go away. Any advice?

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Old 05-26-2007, 09:03 PM   #2
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I don't have any experience with teething and nursing (yet ). But I just found this at kellymom http://www.kellymom.com/bf/older-bab....html#scraping

It has a section about teeth scraping.

Hope you find some help
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when a baby's top teeth start to come through to feel them while nursing. It is even a little irritated/red from them. It is a different feeling when she nurses. It doesn't really hurt it is just not comfortable, I can't really describe it. I am thinking that it will go away. Any advice?
How long has it been happening? If it's just a couple of days, as long as it doesn't hurt, try to hang in there. It should pass as your babe is probably just trying to figure out how those new teeth "fit in" with everything else. Once she figures out the gameplan, it should be back to business as usual. My dd took a few days to adjust when she got her new teeth and ditto with my son. As long as she isn't actually chomping down on you, it seems like she's just experimenting.
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Old 05-26-2007, 11:04 PM   #4
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This is totally normal and will get better over time. You may even notice small indentations on the areola from the teeth. It will likely be a bit painful for a time but there are a few things that you can try to ease the discomfort. Try adjusting postions- sometimes a postion where the baby is more supported. Something similar to when the baby was well propped or supported as a newborn. Sometimes some the pressure put on the breast from the teeth is because there is a bit of drag from the baby pulling away from the breast because of their weight. The other thing you may find helpful is if you using the cradle hold some moms find it helpful to shift the baby an inch or so in the direction of their head. If you are feeding on the right side shift the baby slightly farther right than you would normally feed and see if this takes some of the pressure off the breast. HTH
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I had to retrain DD's latch when her teeth came in. Something that helps a lot, is to have their head farther up past the nipple than they normally would, this take sthe pressure off the top gums/teeth and puts it on the bottom , where your LO's tongue should be a barrier from any future bottom teeth.
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Thanks so much! It gives me hope.
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nice to hear all the comments -- I ve been silently dreading teeth.
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I never felt any of my kids teeth but when both come off there are little marks, it should get better! Try different positions!
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