Why Molly Sims Stopped Breastfeeding
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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