I would really appreciate any advice you can give me. My daughter who is just a few days off seven months has recently gained a top and a botton tooth which are lovely and sharp!
The problem is she is really hurting me with them and I just don't know what to do. She isn't biting me. Her bottom tooth is just digging in to me as she feeds and I don't understand why.
Surely her tongue is meant to be between her tooth and me when she is latched on right? Does that mean her latch has been wrong since birth and I never noticed? If that's the case how do I correct the latch of a seven month old?
To make it worse when she finishes a feed or suddenly gets distracted she keeps pulling her head away without even opening her mouth and it really hurts.
I've tried anticipating this and removing her first, but this generally ends up hurting me too, because when I go to instert a little finger in her moth to break the suction she's started clamping down hard with both her little teeth.
It's 5am here and I'm up writing this because I feel quite deperate now. I just fed her an hour ago, we were snuggled up in bed sleeping like we usually do and she woke me up by pulling her head away at the end of the feed with her teeth clamped down.
I just want to cry, because I actually feel afraid of the next feed!