Is your toddler teething?
The bottom front teeth are usually the first to appear, the top two teeth might only appear months afterwards.
The back molars appear much later on (at about a year of age). When molars appear, it is typically more painful and causes more discomfort than when the other teeth appear.
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.
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.
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. Read about how to deal with a baby that bites. All babies can be taught not to bite.
Infants and teething ~ NB ~ Do not give baby a teething gel before you breastfeed, this will deaden your baby’s mouth and cause your baby to have difficulty breastfeeding.
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