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Do Babies Nurse Less When Teething Molars?

While certain babies are bothered by the arrival of molars, usually after the first birthday, others are not. "The response to this discomfort could be increased nursing for comfort, and for others, it could bring on a nursing strike," says Leigh Anne O'Connor, New York-based certified lactation consultant. To keep your baby interested in breastfeeding while teething molars, try to ease her pain with frozen teething rings or cold washcloths. This reduces the inflammation and keeps her comfortable, O'Connor notes.

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