how to help my daughter from leaving indentations and cut on my breast after feeding anf latching on correctly now that she has teeth growing in?

Isabel I - posted on 03/22/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter in now 9 and a half months and just started teething her top right tooth has started to some in and she is leaving these indentations and cut on my nipple she cries when i try to take her off and correct her latch i have not been able to pump because the cut get worse when i do what can i do to help her and my breast so i can continue to feed her till my goal at one year?

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Lori - posted on 03/22/2012

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If it's just indentations and they don't bother you, it's not a problem. But if she's cutting the skin and making you bleed, or if it hurts when she does latch on you do need to correct her latch. Even if she cries when you take her off, you need to do it. Tell her "big mouth" or "open wide" and demonstrate by opening your mouth wide. It might take several tries, but she'll get it.



This link from kelly mom addresses biting, but if you scroll down it also addresses scraping teeth and indentations. You might find a tip here that will work for you.



http://kellymom.com/ages/older-infant/bi...

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Ania - posted on 03/22/2012

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My son was doing that too but it did not bother me. His latch was fine. They would appear and then dissapear, I don't think it is so bad. He would leave them because he was not nursing at all times but holding nipple in his mouth a bit

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