Teeth! - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 08-13-2011, 07:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
EJTmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My Son is a little over 12 months. Every time he gets another tooth - it seems like we have to find a new nursing position. I am getting teeth marks around my nipple :( Right now is the worst it's been. I tell him to open wider and relatch so he has a better latch but I still get the teeth marks. I feel like he's not latching like he did when he was little which is why I'm getting the teeth marks around my nipple. It's almost as if I'm gagging him so he wants to just take the nipple in his mouth. OUCH! Hope this makes some sort of sense :) Any suggestions?

EJTmommy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 3 Old 08-13-2011, 10:17 PM
 
Viola's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Nevada
Posts: 22,549
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)

I went through that with both my kids, but unfortunately I don't have a lot of great suggestions.  With my second daughter, there was always a period of adjustment with new teeth, but then she'd figure it out after a week or so.  So I'm thinking it might correct on its own, but every new teeth means a period of new adjustment.  What kinds of positions have you tried so far?  I'm wondering if laid back breastfeeding might help in this situation.  I think I just had to do some adjusting if I couldn't get it comfortable, and it seemed like there were always times I could feel the teeth digging into me, so I'd just do the same thing, telling the child to open wider and all that, and it would work for a little while at least, but usually the teeth would settle back in.

Viola is online now  
#3 of 3 Old 08-14-2011, 09:09 AM
 
PatioGardener's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,993
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I find it helps if I hold him closer to me - if I pull his back in tight to me his teeth don't rub as much.

PatioGardener is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off