For the last week my DS has been chewing on his lower lip almost constantly. Today, at his last feeding he seemed depesperate to latch on and start sucking but once he did he started crying and screaming. He would thne stop sucking cry and then latch on again. He did this about 4 times before he gave up entirely and just kept crying. He only quieted down once I had him in my arms and I gave him a teething ring to chew on. He has also started sucking/chewing on his thumb with a vengence in the last few days as well.
He 51/2 months old now so I think he's old enough for it to be tarting but I'm a first time mom so I'm not sure and I'm not exactly sure how to help him. My MIL told me that for her children once the tooth was really showing her husband cut the gum open with a sugar cube to get it over with. Needless to say I won't be doing that but I'm looking for thoughts as to if this really is teething and what others who have gone through this have dobe that helped?