my son is 16 months and he has about ten teeth. they came very slowly and then they all started coming in. he is teething now, actually. really for me there wasn't much of a difference other than increased nursing at night. yes he has bitten me but he is doing it for a reaction, the little stinker! so from my experience, every child is different and you won't really know until you get there. i often look to other cultures for answers....would another culture still be feeding their young if they were teething? yes, but i realize this approach doesn't work with everyone. good luck!