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Bruises During Teething

Although not all babies experience bruising while teething, termed eruption hematoma, this condition is normal, says Leigh Anne O’Connor, New York-based certified lactation consultant. “There is really nothing that needs to be done regarding the bruising unless it is excessive,” she says. “In that case, you should see your family doctor or pediatrician.” To help soothe the bruises, O’Connor recommends offering a cool teething toy. Continue nursing to keep your little one as comfortable and well-fed as possible.

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