The bottom front teeth are usually the first to appear, the
top two teeth might only appear months afterward.
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.
When Do Babies Start Teething?
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 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 provide 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.
What are the Signs of Teething?
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 excellent 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 the mother at times, while she is breastfeeding.
Waking up at night, plus any other changes in sleeping patterns.
Deaden your baby’s gums with cold teething rings or a frozen washcloth for chewing
on. You can get a baby teething ring specially made for freezing.
Breast milk can be frozen into lollies too. (watch the video below)
Homeopathic teething tablets or drops can help a lot.
If your baby is eating solids already, you can offer a frozen banana.
Mom or Dad can offer a clean finger for Baby to chew on. This can help massage
the gums; not a good idea if your baby’s teeth are already showing ;-)