Does it hurt to breast feed when your baby has teeth?

CoreyAnn - posted on 04/30/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I'm not sure if my baby is teething or not, it's rather early for her but I keep feeling something thats a little sharp, and when I have been nursing her lately it feels kinda sharp sometimes, I don't know what she's doing to me lol. Anyways it got me thinking, how is it going to be when she does start getting teeth? Does it hurt?

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Anastasia - posted on 04/30/2009

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my boy is 6 months and his first tooth came through about a week ago. he started teething at about 2 1/2 months because his gum flattened and i felt something sharp. now that his tooth has come through, i am absolutely certain that he was teething because where it felt sharp was where the tooth first emerged. just the teeth being there doesn't hurt but if they bite or grind on you that will hurt. for the 2-3 weeks b4 his tooth emerged he'd been grinding on my nipple constantly during feeding and nothing would stop him, so if your bubs teeth annoy her then she'll do it too. but now it's through he's back to feeding normally and only nips me occasionally. Watch out, I am told that it's worse when the 2+ teeth come through coz they grind (again!) but there's a sharp tooth as well to contend with. The teething symptoms go on for months, just remember when you got your wisdom teeth. hope this helps a little.

Suzanne - posted on 04/30/2009

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That's what it felt like for me the week leading up to my daughter first tooth. My daughter is 8 1/2 months old and has 3 teeth and is working on the fourth and I'm still breastfeeding and she doesn't bite me. I have noticed at night it can hurt a litttle because she "plays" with my nipple but after a second she stops.

Kathryn - posted on 04/30/2009

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my daughter is 16 months old and has all her teeth and I still nurse.. i was told if they are hungry and want it they wont bite.. if they do bite, take them off for a while and then try again later, they'll learn.. its worked for me.. when she has bite.. it does hurt i just take her off..

Kathryn - posted on 04/30/2009

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my daughter is 16 months old and has all her teeth and I still nurse.. i was told if they are hungry and want it they wont bite.. if they do bite, take them off for a while and then try again later, they'll learn.. its worked for me.. when she has bite.. it does hurt i just take her off..

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