My 6 Month old just got his teeth, but now he is biting me when I brestfeed him! what should i do?
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Dove - posted on 01/10/2013
Say 'ow, no biting' and put him down for a few minutes. If he wants to nurse... he'll quit. Also, watch him when he nurses to see if you can tell when he's going to bite and unlatch him before he gets a chance. Once they figure out how the whole 'having teeth' thing works they 'typically' only bite when they are done or bored.
I nursed my son for 3 years and NOTHING is worse than a toddler who naturally clamps down when he falls asleep... with a full set of teeth!
Eva - posted on 01/10/2013
I agree with Michelle. I breastfed my daughter for 2 1/2 years nd my son for 1 1/2 and they sometimes bit me but i simply told them noooo that hurts mommy and after two or three times they stopped. Also keep in mind that the experience of nursing with teeth is new for the baby also. So it is a learning for you and your baby. Good luck and don't give up.
Tammy - posted on 01/10/2013
This might seem mean but it worked for my son 4 now and daughter 6 now. I breast fed them both til they were a year and a half almost two. When they'd bite and it does happen often id lightly tap them on their cheek and say no owwww. Make it over dramatic and then the baby will get I hurt mommy. They learned really fast. I know some moms who flick but I thought that was extreme. It shouldn't take ur lil one that long to understand it hurts you.
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