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Thread: It's the teeth, right?

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    Default It's the teeth, right?

    DD (almost 7 months) has started using her hand to push my breast away from her mouth while she's nursing, basically giving herself a really shallow latch. Is this a teething thing? She doesn't have any yet but she's been a major grumpypants and gnawing on everything, so I feel like they're getting close... But this latch thing is not comfortable. Plus it feels like she has teeth when she's latched on, even though she doesn't.
    Karen

    Proud mama to
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    Default Re: It's the teeth, right?

    My son tried this and I'd just pull him back in tight. It wasn't comfortable for me to let him have a shallow latch. It very well could be the teeth. She's at the right age for it. And, I think, mama always knows best.
    Mom of 1, AJ born 4/12/07

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    Default Re: It's the teeth, right?

    Could be teething or just a new discovery, but either way, take her off, tell her to open wide, and relatch her. Sloppy nursing habits are NOT fun with teeth!
    DS 1/2006 9 lb. 2 oz. 22 in.
    DD 10/2008 8 lb, 2 oz. 20 in.

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