Tag Archives: teething and biting

Breastfeeding Mythbusters

Over the past forty years of working with nursing moms and babies (first as a La Leche League Leader, and then as an IBCLC),  I’ve seen a lot of changes come and go in the lactation world. There has been a lot of old school advice about breastfeeding that was not only incorrect, but also sounds more than a little crazy …

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Does breastfeeding cause cavities?

Ask Anne… Question: I’m concerned about my nine month old baby nursing to sleep and during the night because I’m afraid that the milk will pool in her mouth and cause cavities and gum disease. It seems like such a natural thing to me to nurse to her sleep. Does breastfeeding cause cavities? Answer: There is no evidence that breastfeeding during …

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What should I do when my baby bites?

Ask Anne… Question: My son recently got his first three teeth and has done a number on my nipples. It seems he is more likely to bite down when upset or just really tired. What is the best way to deal with this problem? Answer: Many new mothers tell me that they plan to nurse their babies for six months, …

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