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Baby teething, can't/won't BF

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Gintonic Fri 01-Mar-13 20:36:18

Having a BFing crisis today, my 8 mo is teething and can't suck long enough for me to let down. He is biting really hard. He has missed the last 2 feeds so have just given formula which he drank down no problem. Wondering if now is the time to give up BF? Anyone got any advice? I have tried giving teething rings, bonjela and calpol before feeds but it has made no difference. <battered nipple emoticon>

poocatcherchampion Fri 01-Mar-13 20:43:24

I had this. she figured it out after a couple of days and all was well with the world! someone suggested bongela on your now to deaden the pain but I never needed it in the end.

MoreSnowPlease Fri 01-Mar-13 20:55:29

DS used to do this too but it didn't last more than a week. I gave him water and he did feed in the night a lot as seemed to be better when half asleep. Didn't really feed in the day at all.

I think that the gels are not great when breast feeding as the numbing sensation makes it hard for baby to breast feed. Maybe stop using them if they don't make a difference anyway?

Gintonic Mon 04-Mar-13 22:19:35

Sorry I haven't been back but thanks for the advice - you were right, it was really bad for a couple of days but now is much better. Still the occasional nibble but it is manageable.

Thank you!

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