A Missouri baby born three days after Christmas shocked her parents and doctors when they found she already had two developed teeth.
Baby Alyssa Bella Bailey, who was born Dec. 28 with her bottom two teeth, is not the first baby to be born with teeth, but doctors say the unique condition, called natal teeth, is rare.
Natal teeth occurs in one out of every 2,000 to 3,000 births.
“Right when she first arrived everyone was shocked,” Jaklina Bailey, Alyssa’s mom told KOLR-TV.
“She said in her 25 year career this is the second time she’s ever seen it,” Jaklina said of her doctor. “We had two other doctors that came in just to look, and nurses, they were just like ‘let me see, let me see,’” she told KOLR-TV.
Jaklina said her daughter will be fed strictly from a bottle.
“I know a lot of people have asked me, ‘Does it hurt?’ Well, I’m bottle feeding. Breastfeeding – but bottle feeding,” she told the news station.
Doctors told Alyssa’s parents to keep an eye on the teeth in case they come loose.
“Everything about her is healthy, she’s a healthy beautiful little girl,” Jaklina told KOLR-TV. “She just has two front teeth.”