How Common Is It For A Baby To Be Born With Teeth?

~ Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 1:03 PM ~

I came across this article which I must definitely share with you guys. For your convenience, I have copied the excerpts from the article here:

Teeth that a baby is born with are medically known as ‘natal teeth’, while teeth that erupt within the first 30 days after the child is born are called ‘neonatal teeth’. Presence or eruption of teeth immediately at or after birth is a rarely reported phenomenon. The chance of a baby being born with teeth - or them erupting in the first month after birth  - is between one in 2,000 and 1 in 3,500. Such teeth usually develop in the lower gums and have little root structure meaning they are often wobbly. Often, they are removed after birth as there is a danger the child might choke on them.

How Common Is It For A Baby To Be Born With Teeth?


Personally, I have known of some mothers whose babies are born with teeth and one consulted me for advice on breastfeeding matters as she had worries that her baby might bite and even shared that the old folks in her family displayed negative opinions on her baby having born with teeth, saying that it is abnormal and should be extracted out.

Just so you know, breastfeeding does not have to hurt even though baby have teeth (regardless the age of them having the teeth) - I'm talking from my personal experiences of having breastfeeding all three of our kiddos. Sure, none of them were born with teeth but we have gone through the teething process while breastfeeding, also just so you know, I've not stopped breastfeeding since March 2009. With a little practise and guidance, your child will be able to nurse and suckle without causing any pain to you.

I personally don't feel that the teeth should be extracted but that is my own opinion. If you happened to be in this situation or know of someone in this situation, it is best to consult a pediatrician who is breastfeeding-friendly and see what they say on this matter.


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I came across this article which I must definitely share with you guys as I'm very interested to know your thoughts on this. Do note that sharing this does not mean I agree or disagree with it. For your convenience, I have copied the excerpts from the article here:

Parents often worry about making sure their child has a healthy diet, but a new report highlights how being too strict when it comes to diet can do more harm than good.

 Doctors based in Spain were surprised to find an infant had developed scurvy after consuming a diet almost entirely of plant-based formula. The case report was published today in the journal Pediatrics.

When the child experienced skin irritation at 2 months of age, a doctor recommended to the parents that they stop giving him baby formula and instead supplement their child’s diet with an almond-based formula.

Almond Milk

Unfortunately, the child refused to eat much of anything else. By the time he was 11 months old, he had become tired and irritable and was no longer sitting up.

 Medical tests revealed widespread bone degeneration, multiple fractures, low calcium and other problems. The doctors soon realized they were looking at something rarely seen in the developed world: scurvy. Scurvy is caused by a deficiency in vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid. It is rarely seen in infants, as breast milk contains enough vitamin C to avoid the condition.

Dr. Keith Ayoob, a registered dietician and associate professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, said the case, while rare, highlights the importance of adhering to guidelines for good nutrition for babies.

“Really serious deficiencies can occur when typical recommendations are avoided,” Ayoob said. “For an infant in the first year of life, a diet deficient in calcium, vitamin D, and scurvy ... that’s very concerning.” Ayoob added that in a sense the scurvy diagnosis was lucky, since the signs of calcium and vitamin D deficiencies often don’t show up until it is too late. In this case, doctors immediately treated the infant with supplements of vitamins C and D, as well as a balanced diet of formula, cereals, meat, fruits and vegetables. In less than three months, his medical workup was back to normal, and he even started walking. The authors of the article note that when almond beverages are processed, vitamin C loses its potency, and puts infants at risk -- something parents should take to heart.

 “Pediatricians and parents should be aware that plant-based beverages are not a complete food and they may not replace breastfeeding or infant formula,” the authors wrote. Ayoob said he hopes that this report provides a wake-up call to parents and pediatricians. “Before you change [a] child’s diet, it needs to be changed to a nutritionally adequate diet. This is too critical a period," he said. “Bottom line, stick to breast milk or formula.”


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