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My daughter is passed the babe age, but is a late teether, so many of you would have experienced this at the babe age.<br><br>
When her top two teeth came in, she rubbed two holes into my nipples. not biting, but more of a friction type of thing.<br><br>
The pain has been, at times, unbearable.<br><br>
Now, going on a month, these sores I think will never heal. My daughter gets very upset if she doesn't nurse from both sides for her few feedings a day now.<br><br>
Did anyone have this, and did they go away? What did you put on them?<br><br>
I have tried Calendula ointment and APNO.<br><br>
I think that if these sores were healed, her latch has adjusted better to the teeth, too.<br><br>
Sorry to be gross, but one is kind of puss-y and I now worry about long-term effects on ths tissue if I have another babe or if my dd is ijesting something she shouldn't if it is infected.<br><br>
Kellymom and Dr. Jack Newman himself have left me empty.<br><br>
PLease help!<br><br>
I am going to cross-post in breastfeeding...
 

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I had this recently actually. I ended up using half a butterfly closure to close the wound (mine was gaping open) and pumped with the pump at the lowest setting. That gave it a chance to heal. Took it about a week, mostly because I would forget and let DD nurse on that side in my sleep and she'd tear it open again.<br><br>
Only other suggestion is that perhaps you try a different nursing position where her teeth hit a different spot so it heals.<br><br>
I had the pus too, it just needs to drain and it'll heal better. Best to let milk dry on it after nursing or pumping sessions.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> hope it gets better soon
 

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What about moist healing pads? I think you can get them at any drugstore. My friend used them for her cracked nipples when her ds was a newborn. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I hope your nipple gets better soon!
 

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All I wanted to say is OUCH! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> My DD is just now getting her bottom two teeth so I've never been through this but I feel for you!<br><br>
I hope it gets better soon too!
 

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We're going through similar problems with top teeth (although my wounds have been shallower). I continued to nurse the wounded side, but did a different position--either modified football (so teeth were on top), or regular cross-cradle, but with baby coming from the other side so that her uppers were where her lowers usually were and vice versa.<br><br>
Here were the suggestions I got from an LC:<br>
*latch her on in a more assymetrical way, so that her lower teeth are lower/further back on the breast; this gets her on at an angle, to take some pressure off the top teeth<br>
*apply a tiny bit of pressure to her neck with one hand once she's latched to tilt her head back a tiny bit--this should also relieve pressure of the teeth<br>
*latch her on so she's looking up at you (accomplishes the same as the above)<br>
*use pillows for support so that she's not using her teeth to "hold on"<br>
*give her lots of wooden toys to chew, which will, over time, help dull the teeth<br><br>
She also said I could use Nu-skin (the non-medicated kind) over the wounds so that she didn't aggravate it more when nursing--just use a long strip and hold the ends with your fingers so she just get it off and choke on it
 

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"When her top two teeth came in, she rubbed two holes into my nipples. not biting, but more of a friction type of thing."<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw">
 

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haha, yeah those teeth are sharp. but we love these babies, so it's all worth it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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