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#1 of 3 Old 10-10-2007, 12:16 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Okay, I'm not a hundred percent sure where to post this, but it is freaking me out a bit and I thought one of you nice moms might have an idea or two.

I'm thinking my little one's (8 months) jaw is grinding/clicking. I few times she has snuggled into me tired and I can feel a real vibrating/grinding feeling. The other day when she was trying to get to sleep, she had her mouth open and just opening/closing a little bit really slowly and it made a horrible noise. Almost like uneven teeth grinding against each other.

I've had a bit of trouble with my jaw starting the end of high school, it clicks and jams sometimes, but nothing serious. I do know that jaw problems can be serious and would hate for there to be something wrong.

Any ideas? Anythign that it could be? What to do next? There is a pediatric walk in clinic around (we don't have a pediatrician, just a family clinic) that I might take her to.

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My first thought is if you are breastfeeding, then you should be supplementing with magnesium, and upping those foods, of course.
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Yes, we are breastfeeding. Hmmm, magnesium. I'll have to have a look into that.

I'm not sure what the connection is off the top of my head...

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