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  1. #1
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    Default Top teeth hurt!

    Suggestions? My 9 month old has her two top teeth and they are digging into my breast She's not biting but I need some suggestions on different positions to nurse with top teeth?? So far only one breast and one position works, I would like more options.

    Thank you!!!

    Elizabeth

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    Default Re: Top teeth hurt!

    yeah this happens a lot, you have 2 painful dents where their teeth rest. The only things that helped me are 1. time, sorry but they do out grow it, I think as their mouth grows. 2. unlatch them and relatch until their positioning is better. With my sons it was a lazy latch which was the most painful so I couldnt let them do it.
    Mommy to Maxwell 10-9-07 weaned with love (a party and a remote control monster truck) on his 4th birthday
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    Default Re: Top teeth hurt!

    Keep trying different positions, what have you tried? Have you tried laying baby across you instead of side lying? Have you tried a sitting upright facing you position? Also giving ice in a mesh feeder or frozen fruit before nursing can help. Kelluymom.com has a write up on 'teeth scraping'.
    Baby Girl "Piper" born Feb 12th, 2010. She is a true blessing!

    And a baby who is now an Angel in Heaven Feb 7th, 2008.

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    Default Re: Top teeth hurt!

    I have the same problem & then he likes to pull back AND grab me to help letdown and it huuuuurts!
    Mother to Seth, born 4/1/11: 5 lb. 13 oz.
    5/2/11 - 8 lb 12 oz. 6/1/11 - 11 lb 12 oz.
    7/1/11 - 14 lb *unofficial* 8/1/11 - 16 lb 3 oz
    10/3/11 - 18 lb

    Good job, growing boy!

    Weaned from a nipple shield in late July!!!

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