I have a 7 month old baby and her first tooth is coming in... I am so afraid to be Nursing and having her bite me. She wont drink milk out of a bottle or sippy cup.. so What should I do? Thanks in advance mommys!Answer Question
Answer by lovinangels at 12:58 AM on Jul. 27, 2010
Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 12:58 AM on Jul. 27, 2010
Babies don't understand saying no. It can scare them and they can have a nursing strike. Some moms do it but I wouldn't risk it. You can watch the baby and see when they are starting to bite down and slip your finger in or draw baby closer so the baby will open it's mouth to breath (recommended by La Leche League). Before nursing you can massage gums and/or the TMJs.
Teething is rarely a problem. Throughout all of human history children have breastfed 3 or more years. Obviously moms have figured out how to nurse without it hurting. I didn't have problems with any of my 3 children with biting when teething. One of my children would bite down if he feel asleep on the breastf and started dreaming.
Answer by Gailll at 2:56 AM on Jul. 27, 2010
http://www.kellymom.com/ is a great breastfeeding website with info about teething.
Answer by Gailll at 2:58 AM on Jul. 27, 2010
Answer by Christina807 at 10:20 AM on Jul. 27, 2010
Answer by szeimetz at 2:07 PM on Jul. 27, 2010