9 month breastfed baby starting to bite help

Margaret - posted on 10/08/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 9 month old baby boy has 4 teeth (2 top 2 bottom) and had started to bite, I breast feed only. Any ideas, I have dealt with it before but only bottom teeth where in and I tought him by positive reinforcement I never yelled when he did it wrong it just took him off and gave him a teether and when he did it correct I cheered and he seemed respond. But know that he clamps down I find it harder to remove (any suggestion with removal will also be nice) I find it hard to put my finger in his mouth, so I can remove my nipple. When it started before at the time we where traveling and I think he wasnt getting enough attention this time I don't know if it's that. But we do love breastfeeding and the time we have together

Any idea thanks

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 10/08/2012

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Keep doing the same thing. If he bites, tell him "NO BITE!" and take him right off. That is the end of feeding time. He will eventually get it, probably quicker than you think. Even tell him before you put him on no bite. Tell him why. My son did the same thing and so did my daughter. It did not last for long. Painful as shit though. Good luck!

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Jessica - posted on 10/08/2012

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I would say "AH!! Owie! No bite!" then sit them down and have them do something else for a couple mins before trying again. Not real super loud mind you. The AH! Startles them (@least mine anyway). Owie let's them know that they hurt Mommy & of course, No Bite tells them how Mommy got hurt. I also agree w/ reminding them when you go to nurse again, it helps remind them why they lost their "ninnies" or whatever it is you call them, last time. If they cry after you tell them before nursing, that usually means its starting to sink in & you can back off a bit. I always alert when the pressure is getting be a bit more than necessary, as to avoid becoming one of the "horror story" victims. After they get it a gentle "ah ah, gentle gentle" usually works for me.

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La Ragione - posted on 10/08/2012

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i think once they start teething u should stop breastfeeding and pump it,then feed from the bottle.That's what i did with my daughter, since she was almost 5 month she had her first teeth and she bite my nipple so bad that i scream from pain so i start pumping since then, i know it hurts pumping but that was the only choice i could have cuz she rifiute formula, 2more month to go and she will be on cow milk.

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