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why is breastfeeding hurting NOW?

my daughter is almost 8 months and she has four teeth. two on the top two on the bottom... breastfeeding is hurting OFTEN lately. almost every feeding. ill take her the the nipple and re-latch her and it still hurts. are her top teeth maybe rubbing on my nipple while she sucks??? i know the tongue comes between the bottom teeth and the nipple, but what about the top teeth?

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Asked by MomNbabyGirl009 at 1:04 AM on Oct. 13, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • The teeth are causing the pain. If possible, you could pump the milk and give it to her in a bottle or sippy cup.

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 1:18 AM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • i thought it was the teeth... figured at least. i may just tough it out, i love the bond i have with her when breastfeeding. i can put up with it lol.

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 1:26 AM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • Is it just a skin pain or does your whole breast hurt?

    If it feels like it's just the skin, then stop nursing, and relatch. Around teething, some babies tend to get a little sloppy with their latch. If it feels like your whole breast is hurting, or like razorblades inside, it's something else to look into - like a clogged duct or thrush.

    Answer by asaffell at 1:33 AM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • "Many mothers find the real challenge occurs during the time that the baby is actively cutting teeth, rather than after the teeth have erupted. Babies can experience significant discomfort due to teething and will sometimes alter their positioning or latch to avoid hitting the sore spots on their gums. This can cause mothers temporary nipple soreness or discomfort. Here are some suggestions that might help:"

     Check out this article for the help you need. Good Luck and know that you can get over this hurdle too. : )


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:33 AM on Oct. 13, 2009

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