Tips to make nursing a teething baby easier

TheAmerican Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least the first year... and most babies begin teething at around 6 months of age!

While deciding how long you want to nurse is ultimately your personal decision, if you do choose to nurse with a teething baby, here are some helpful tips that will ensure a comfortable breastfeeding experience.

  • Before you start nursing, give your little one a frozen teething toy or food such as a frozen bagel.
  • Massage baby’s gums before allowing baby to latch on to your breast.
  • Although numbing creams are an option, be sure to check with your doctor before using any over the counter teething medications (It is possible they can numb your nipple as well as your little one’s tongue, which can interfere with nursing).
  • You can also be ready to insert your finger into your baby’s mouth when he or she goes in to clamp the nipple.
  • Make sure you and baby are in comfortable positions.

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Speaking of breastfeeding, if you are in need of a breast pump, the Breastpump Specialists at Aeroflow can help!

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Information provided in blogs should not be used as a substitute for medical care or consultation.