Why Molly Sims Stopped Breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding was something that new mom Molly Sims really looked forward to tackling. She knew that she could get help from the hospital and was ready to try as soon as her son Brooks Alan entered the world. She tells Anderson Live, “Early on in the hospital, they really want you to breastfeed, so I’m trying everything, and I’m like, ‘Gosh, this really, really hurts. And they’re like, “Oh, we know.”‘

Instead of the normal cause of pain, Molly Sims investigated her son’s mouth to discover that he had teeth. She says, “I’m like, ‘Is there any way a baby could be born with a tooth?’” she recalls. “And they went, ‘Oh sweetie, I know you’re a model, but … babies aren’t born with teeth!’” 

After further investigation, she learned about natal teeth, and they occur in about one in every 2,000 to 3,000 births, according to the National Institutes of Health. The model and new mom decided to still breastfeed until at three months she could no longer take the pain. She goes onto say, “He was literally like a vampire on me for three months — it was unbelievable. Cut to I’m not breastfeeding and I’m proud of it.”

I applaud her for trying it, even if she did not stick to her goal. I know for me, once my babies had teeth, I could not take the pain of breastfeeding any longer. With my son, who got his first tooth at three months, I stuck it out until his second came in at six months. Breastfeeding can be painful all on its own but add a little baby with sharp teeth chomping on a sensitive area and I was not able to handle it. I am glad I stuck it out as long as I did and did the same for each of my subsequent babies.

Did you stop breastfeeding after their teeth came in?

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Why Molly Sims Stopped Breastfeeding

Heather Montgomery is a freelance writer with a background in Elementary Education and an almost embarrassing need to read celebrity gossip. As a work-at-home mom to three children, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She was married in 2003 and currently resides in Florida. ... More

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  1. nichole says:

    my lil started cutting her first tooth around 2 mo, and it broke through just before 6. i didnt have a problem nursing her, she was really gental and soft. i dont even remember having as much pain as most mothers seem to speak of having for the very begining of nursing either. but she was a natural latch, i can only hope my one on the way is too. i did have to start stopping at 9 months, because she was getting eaily distracted while feeding, and used her teeth to try to make her food follow her while she looked around the room. we went to only bedtime/wakeup times, and then to bed, then nothing at all. once teeth start getting used on tender skin, any mom that can hold on and continue has got to have one heck of a pain tolerance!

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  3. Amber says:

    Brittany– If you can get past the first week of it, you can do it! Im not going to lie, the first week is painful. Cold cabbage leaves in your bra is oddly the best medicine when you get too engorged (it releases the milk) Nursing is a huge sacrifice of your time (especially if your baby is like mine & wanted to nurse every hr when first born) but super beneficial for you & your baby in many many ways. My youngest baby girl is 11 months and I’m still nursing her. I didn’t nurse my first daughter and honestly, i regret it. Good luck!

  4. I am almost 37 weeks now. I hope to be able to breastfeed, at least for a little while. I don’t have any goals, just to try. I don’t want to get my hopes up in case something doesn’t go as planned, but we will try.

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