No fair – they don’t have to go through teething. That’s all I could think when I heard about little Michael Matthew Mintz, born December fifth with a mouth full of teeth. That and – ouch, that poor Mom trying to breastfeed!
The newborn came out of his mom with eight teeny weeny teeth and four little buds last week – a healthy little guy at seven pounds, thirteen ounces, twenty-one inches long.
The teeth are totally normal according to the family’s doctor; natal teeth happen in every two- to three-thousand births. Although there’s a slim chance of the baby choking if the teeth fall out, there’s really little else that makes Michael’s unique chompers an issue for his parents, Keith and Melissa.
“I was OK with it because my baby was healthy. I think it was more of a
surprise when I saw them.” Melissa told the Gaston Gazette. “My reaction was,