Tennis star Serena Williams isn’t shy about reaching out on social media for help when it comes to her newborn baby girl, Alexis Olympia.

The new mom and husband Alexis Ohanian welcomed the baby girl in September. And like any new parent, Williams is still learning how to best care for her precious baby.

Dearly previously reported that the star athlete recently turned to new moms online to ask about breastfeeding, and now she’s searching for answers about another common mommy topic — teething.


Williams wrote on Instagram that her daughter has been uncomfortable because of teething, and it’s causing the mom some major stress.

So she reached out to her more than seven million followers for some help. The tennis star wrote:

Teething- aka the devil – is so hard. Poor Alexis Olympia has been so uncomfortable. She cried so much (she never cries) I had to hold her until she fell asleep. I’ve tried amber beads… cold towels…. chew on mommies fingers…. homeopathic water (lol on that one) but nothing is working. It’s breaking my heart. I almost need my mom to come and hold me to sleep cause I’m so stressed. Help? Anyone??

Many moms jumped in with their own suggestions, such as having the baby chew on cold fruit or specialized teething rings.

But not all her followers agreed with Williams that teething was the issue. Because Alexis is only 3 months old, one user suggested that it was too early for her to be teething. They wrote:

Are you positive she is teething? Maybe it’s something else. She’s only 3 months? It’s possible she’s teething, but that’s very young. If she is having problems with her neck muscles it can look like teething symptoms.

Another mom suggested it could be it’s “colic rather than teeth,” because they have very similar symptoms.


And one parent suggested that it could be an entirely different health issue, because their child went through something similar. The Instagram user wrote:

It can also be her belly! My son was great for a few months then all of a sudden he cried a lot come to find out it was his formula.

According to Parents, babies typically start teething around four to six months — but it’s perfectly normal for them to start as early as three months.

Regardless of what others think, it looks like Williams is doing everything she can to raise a happy and healthy baby girl.

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