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nursing with new top teeth uncomfortable

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My son (almost 8 months old) recently cut his bottom teeth, and now his top teeth are cutting through. I can already feel the sharp little things on my nipple while nursing, it feels uncomfortable.

I am worried about nursing with teeth, because he used to have the most horrible latch until he was 4 months old. 

 

How can I make sure to avoid any trauma caused by his top teeth now? Is there a way to make sure he latches well with teeth?

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My DS' latch got a little lazy around when he cut his first few teeth. I did the same thing as when we had a bad latch when he was a newborn. I took him off, and tried again. It took him about 2 days to catch on that he wasn't going to get a good, uninterrupted meal unless he latched on properly. He's 20 months now and we haven't really had any problems since then, even though he has a whole bunch of teeth now. If you can feel teeth, he isn't latched on right. 

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I find that pulling my DS in tight for the latch (and keeping him there if he tends to slip off) really helps to avoid the tooth rubbing issue. It still works now and he's 2!

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For me the best thing to help top teeth rub was making sure her head was tilted back and getting back to basics with the latch. Chin first etc
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