how do you stop a baby biting you when breastfeeding?

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Elfrieda - posted on 04/23/2012

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Is your baby biting and then letting go right away, or does he clamp on?

Kaitlin - posted on 04/23/2012

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If baby is biting and then letting go, it may be teething- try offering a teether or breastfeeding from a different hold/side. If baby bites and clamps (to continue feeding) just take her off the breast every time, say no, and reattach. Every time baby bites and tries to continue to eat, stop the feeding, wait a second and retry. They get the hang of that real quick. ;)

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Tammy - posted on 04/23/2012

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If she's teething I'd consider limiting her breast feeding also. It's almost time for table food.

Kaitlin - posted on 04/23/2012

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Then I would just end the feeding. She won't starve from missing a feeding. If she just laughs, she's just playing and doesn't need to eat at that moment.

User - posted on 04/23/2012

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she clamps on :( she is teething but i have tried pulling her off and telling her no and she just laughs :/

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