I can feel those little suckers…
February 19, 2010

...but try as I might, I just cannot get a good photograph of them.

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  1. By Gena @ WeAreGeis on February 19, 2010


    I can TOTALLY see them!

    And my boobs hurt for you :(

  2. By Mailis on February 19, 2010

    I can see ‘em, too…and oh, she is gonna look so cute with those brand new, sparkling teefies!

  3. By Cynthia @ She Puts Her Quiet Hands In Mine on February 19, 2010

    I can see the little white heads trying to pop out!! Sooo cute…

    I was worried about Isla biting me, but she never has… YET! She’ll do the occasional “I’m sleeping but I feel the nipple slipping out” suckle and that gets caught on the teeth… But it’s never on purpose… Or at least that’s what I think.

  4. By Sarah A. Schlothan Christensen on February 19, 2010

    Cynthia - They’ve fully popped now.  I took these pictures awhile ago, but they’re still the best i’ve got!

    Also, lucky duck on the biting!  Charlotte cut her teeth just before my infection, and the first time she bit me was when I was crazy with fever and had a gigantic, painful blister.  I roared from the pain, so she’s been better about not doing it, but every now and then it’s like she just can’t help herself lol.

  5. By Cynthia @ She Puts Her Quiet Hands In Mine on February 19, 2010

    I couldn’t get any pictures of Isla’s teeth until they were out and you just COULDN’T avoid it. She wouldn’t even let us see her teeth when we tried to pry open her mouth. She’s stubborn like that.

    I’ve heard a wives tale about pushing babe’s face into your breast (so their nose is covered) as a ‘punishment’ after they intentionally bit you. My grandma did it, my aunt did it and they swear by it. You could also go with the “Charlie! Gentle!“ approach… Or just keep hollering. I’m sure she gets freaked out from your reaction, so she’ll learn. And can you really blame her for wanting to chomp on the lovely things that the sweet nectar called breastmilk comes out of? If what comes OUT is so darn tasty, the receptacles it comes out of must taste amazing too.

  6. By Sarah A. Schlothan Christensen on February 19, 2010

    Cynthia - HA!  I’ve heard of that method too, but I’m afraid to accidentally smother her.  The hollering seems to be doing the job.  Traumatizing her, but doing the job nonetheless!

  7. By Cynthia @ She Puts Her Quiet Hands In Mine on February 19, 2010

    Sooo traumatizing… I hollered after Isla accidentally bit me, and boy did she cry… Me making her cry like that and then trying to calm her down made me forget about how much my nipple hurt… So I guess it’s an okay method for both parties.

  8. By Rebecca M. on February 22, 2010

    I’ve heard that a loud reaction can lead to a nursing strike…so I tried really hard to not do that.  Nicholas only bit down a few times, almost always when he was falling asleep on the breast (which I normally don’t let him do anyway).  But there was a lot of digging his teeth into me (slowly, gradually, so I didn’t really notice during nursing…but worse in the long run—so sore!) and it also affected his latch because he was trying to put pressure on his sore gums.  For a about a week each time he was cutting teeth (at 6 months and then at 8 months), I was nearly as sore as during the newborn period.  Later I found out that wiping off my nipples after nursing could have helped the soreness.  From Kellymom.com:  “The increased saliva and the enzymes in it can irritate nipples.“  Who knew??  http://www.kellymom.com/bf/older-baby/sorenipples-older.html





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