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Yorkiegirl Mon 10-Jan-05 08:38:10

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HappyNewCardigan Mon 10-Jan-05 08:41:37

Have you tried diff positions? Not much more to add but good going yg

TracyK Mon 10-Jan-05 08:41:46

sorry no answer for you - ds only has ebm most times now - lost interest in bf - unless he's porrly or middle of the night.
Hope it gets easier for you tho.

Yorkiegirl Mon 10-Jan-05 08:42:34

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HappyNewCardigan Mon 10-Jan-05 08:50:10

Perhaps dd will learn that it's easier for her to feed not pressing her tooth on you!! Have you found something good for her to chew on? My dds liked wooden toys & bread sticks.

JulieF Mon 10-Jan-05 14:15:14

Ds hasn't cut any teeth yet, but around 9 months he started to really chomp down on me. I managed to cure him of this by everytime he did it pushing his head into my breast. (Sounds awful but isn't really!). This made him release his grip and he soon realised that to feed properly he couldn't do this.

Pidge Mon 10-Jan-05 14:21:01

I take it that it's the top teeth / tooth pressing into you? The bottom teeth should be covered by the baby's tongue. I found I got teeth marks after feeding once my dd got her teeth, but was lucky that I never really got sore at that stage (after agonies and much weeping in the early months!). When I did get slightly uncomfortable, I fixed it by shifting feeding position, using trial and error to find a comfy way of feeding. Also try using one of the nipple creams to keep the skin moist.

Lots of sympathy.

aloha Mon 10-Jan-05 14:22:57

Are you 100% certain it's teeth and not, say, thrush or a positioning issue? My ds had no teeth until after a year so it wasn't an issue for me! Sorry.

Cha Mon 10-Jan-05 15:03:34

Both mine had a mouthful of sharp fanglets from only a few months old and it hurt. I posted on the exact same subject too. Apart from trying diff positions (none of which really helped me) there is very little I can say apart from poor you and how very much I sympathise . I used to have little tooth prints all around my nipples after every feed and some times it was toe curlingly painful. The only thing to do is break the latch when it becomes too much and then let them back on again, hoping that all the fangs press a couple of mm to left or right of where they were - thus rendering your nipple with a delightful full circle of tooth marks once the feed is over (and you are released, screaming, into the air). I bf both mine until 13 months so it is possible, with acres of motherly love and through gritted teeth - yours that is .

Prufrock Mon 10-Jan-05 15:15:51

Yes - double check that it really is teeth and not thrush. I've jsut realised that I have had thrush for the last 6 weeks and was blaming ds's teeth - off to the docs tomorrow!

Yorkiegirl Mon 10-Jan-05 15:40:23

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Pidge Mon 10-Jan-05 15:42:26

Yorkiegirl - that sounds to me like it's not the teeth then. The bottom teeth should be safely covered by the tongue during feeding. Thrush can give a very sharp pain whilst feeding, and it's not uncommon to get it late on after months of having no problems. Definitely needs checking out - good luck.

mears Mon 10-Jan-05 15:49:54

I got eczema on one of my nipples around this age which I put down to irritation by solids. It was painful but was obvious and cleared with a mild steroid cream. Agree that it is not the teeth causing pain as the tongue covers the lower teeth.

fredly Mon 10-Jan-05 16:01:55

I would agree and say it's not the teeth. My dd cut her first bottom tooth 4 weeks ago and I can't feel it at all. As Pidge said, it's covered by her tongue.

emz31 Mon 10-Jan-05 16:18:58

Lansinoh nipple cream is fantastic for sore nips!

Yorkiegirl Mon 10-Jan-05 18:57:59

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Yurtgirl Mon 10-Jan-05 19:41:29

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Yorkiegirl Mon 10-Jan-05 21:17:29

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mears Tue 11-Jan-05 09:30:22

Baby must get treated too whether there are signs of thrush or not, otherwise she might get it before you are cleared then pass it back to you. It really is essential she gets treated too.

Prufrock Tue 11-Jan-05 11:19:14

Sorry Yorkiegirl but you need to go back and get something for baby. I went to the doctors this am as well and mine is definately thrush too. I have Dacktakort to rub on my nipples (and my lip cos I've managed to get it there as well!) and Nystatin to be given as oral drops to ds. Otherwise, as mears said, your dd will just give it back to you. It's such a pain isn't it.
I am also taking mega dose of Vit C to try to help my body to get rid naturally, and my doctor said to make sure I use breastpads and change them regularly, and wash towels that have been near my boobs or his mouth after one use - apparently thrush can be a hardy little organism

Prufrock Tue 11-Jan-05 11:20:15

Oh, doc also said (I was pleasantly suprised by how nice he was actually) that babies can often have it orally but show no symptoms at all

Yurtgirl Tue 11-Jan-05 13:25:35

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Cardigan Tue 11-Jan-05 13:27:35

Wash all your feeding bras, washable breast pads etc on hot to get rid of thrush as well!

hunkermunker Tue 11-Jan-05 13:45:01

Hi YG - I had this with my April baby DS recently. Thought I had thrush I was so sore! But it was positional - he wasn't lifting his head enough to feed so his chin was tucked on his chest. I feed him in the cradle hold most usually, but sometimes I sit him on my lap facing me - you could try nursing like that. He seems to think that's funny and pulls away to give me big smiles so I don't do it much (it's a good way to express and feed at the same time now he's bigger though!).

HTH a bit - do try different positions and check her chin's not tucked in. xxx

hunkermunker Tue 11-Jan-05 13:46:04

Should've read the top of the thread too - doh! Sorry you've got thrush hun Should clear up soon though with the treatment.

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