Between 5 months and a year, is the usual time of teething in infants, but some babies do start earlier. Early teething may be a little more challenging.
How Long Does Teething Last?
It can take from between a few weeks to a few months before a teething baby shows a tooth that actually cuts through the gums.
Breastfeeding and Teething Advice
If a teething baby is refusing to drink, a mother will need to pump her breast milk to maintain her production of breast milk. She should keep offering the breast to her baby and should offer the expressed milk in a Sippy cup or open cup, so that her baby does not need to suck, which is painful sometimes during infant teething.
Another problem experienced, is when a teething baby starts to bite your nipples during breastfeeding…
- Teething rash: This is a rash found on a baby’s chin, from all the drooling. You can use coconut oil as a barrier cream, which is great for a baby’s skin and does not contain any harsh ingredients; it can be used by eczema prone babies too.
- Chewing on everything in sight, including Mom sometimes, while she is breastfeeding.
- Waking up at night, plus any other changes in sleeping patterns.