When little Faye Armstrong popped into the world two weeks ago, a set of teeth were the last thing her mum, Patricia, expected to see as she opened her mouth and gave her first cry.
Yet to the shock of the delivery team and her parents, baby Faye was born with her two front teeth, and now also has two molars erupting.
'When she was born, I noticed two white slits on her bottom gum,' said her mum Patricia, 25. 'The next morning, when I was feeding her, I felt a sharp pain and saw they had come through fully.My midwife told me this is really rare. Children are sometimes born with buds but hardly ever full teeth.'
Faye arrived three weeks early at Ormskirk Hospital in Lancashire, and is Miss Caufield's second child - she and partner Andrew Armstrong also have a three-year-old son Alfie.
She said Andrew was 'shocked' by the news, adding: 'But he does not have to feed her, so it is not bothering him!'
Community midwife Joyce Davies, who works for Liverpool Women's Hospital told reporters: 'While you are always told to check for signs of teeth, it is actually a very, very rare event to find two fully erupted teeth after so few days. You often find little beads in the gums but there is no doubt about it - these are two fully-formed teeth.
'This little baby certainly got all she wanted for Christmas - her two front teeth!'
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