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#1 of 2 Old 11-12-2007, 06:04 PM - Thread Starter
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I feel like I'm starting all over with learning to breastfeed. Nursing has been going great! DD is now 4 month old.
Last couple weeks, she has been nibbling at the end of the nipple more than taking in a big bite, which makes my nipples really sore.
Could she be teething? She has been drooling a lot and always nibbling on her fingers.
Anyone else with similar experience?
How can you tell if she's teething? I can't really tell by feeling her gums.
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SHe could be. My twins had 4 teeth by then.

When she tried to nibble, unlatch her. Don't let her develop this as a habit. you can then give her a chewie toy or nurse her more (making sure that she opens wide and latches good).

Kids go through different stages of nursing and I have found that every few months they decide to try a different technique. Sometimes that technique is painful for mom and sometimes it isn't (sometimes it is the "can I nurse and turn my head all the way. . can I nurse upside down, etc.") If it hurts, it is OK to say, "No, that one doesn't work for me."

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