Andrea - posted on 07/23/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
he has 2 bottom teeth and is in the habit of nursing for 5 minutes or so and then biting me. i don't know why. at first i thought i should switch sides when he does that, but i think i've only encouraged the behavior (i said, "no biting" before i would switch). now i take his cheeks between my hand, say, "no biting; that hurts mommy," and then stop nursing him. he smiles and even laughs at first. when he realizes i am not nursing him anymore he may fuss, or not. i will usually sit him up and wait 5 or 10 minutes before nursing again.
i don't seem to be getting through to him, though. what should i do???