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DS's teeth are grazing me all the time

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dinny Thu 09-Jun-05 20:09:45

Nipple getting really sore around base - ds's sharp little fangs are slicing my flesh as he feeds (he's not biting though). OW OW. Will this pass as skin toughens (again!). or is it, as a friend of mine said, time to stop feeding him (really don't want to stop now, we both enjoy it - except the pain )

dinny Thu 09-Jun-05 21:33:34

any advice - before ds wakes up for a chew!

starlover Thu 09-Jun-05 21:34:27

hmm, not had this prob yet... but when i am expressing it sometimes chafes a bit and i use some nipple cream just to make it a bit slippery...

might work?

kama Thu 09-Jun-05 21:37:25

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mears Fri 10-Jun-05 00:37:15

Try altering your positioning. Teeth really shouldn't cause discomfort during feeds.

Prufrock Fri 10-Jun-05 19:51:31

I continued to feed through what I thought was ds "grazing" only to find taht i actualy ahd thrush. As mears said, teeth shouldn't really cause problems, the bottom ones should be covered by the tongue, and the top ones shouls be far enough onto the breast not to chafe the nipple.

dinny Fri 10-Jun-05 19:53:05

it's only on one side and I can see a little slit at nipple base...
is thrush pain on both sides? what would trigger thrush at this stage (haven't had antibiotics). thanks Dinny

hunkermunker Fri 10-Jun-05 19:54:32

Hi Dinny!

DS did this to me (he enjoys pushing my boob when he feeds and he's extremely strong - see my post re him snapping the metal aerial on the phone and being able to lift up his cot...!) - I found that altering position helped a lot. Check and check again - like when you were feeding him as a newborn. And if it hurts, take him off and start again - I found DS got lazy about positioning and wasn't opening his mouth wide enough.

Which teeth is it hurting you? For me, it was DS's top ones.

dinny Fri 10-Jun-05 19:58:26

ha ha - ds broke a M&S pin-number-pad-Visa thing yesterday by yanking it off curly wire and throwing it to ground. Oops...

sounds similar - it's his top teeth too. thought he was being lazy about opening mouth properly as it's towards end when he's getting sleepy. blooming really hurt feeding him before bed - like the old days !

Prufrock Fri 10-Jun-05 21:34:54

No idea what triggered my thriush - ds was 8 months, no antibiotics, I've never had it before - it just happened. My nipple area went sort of scaly, and eventually I had shooting pains going into my breast.
But it could v. easily just be positioning

dinny Fri 10-Jun-05 21:36:29

is it both boobs with thrush, Prufrock?

Prufrock Sat 11-Jun-05 08:07:16

I don't think it has to be. By the time I (well, actually other Mumsnetters) realised what I had, it was both boobs, but it was worse in one (can't remember which), and it had only been one to start. Problem is, the baby then gets it in their mouth as well (check for white patches, but they aren't always symptomatic) and so passes it back to you.
here's my thread with a great link from hunkermunker

dinny Sat 11-Jun-05 15:13:35

thanks, Prufrock.

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