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Old 02-24-2012, 10:32 AM   #1
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Help me I've got a biter!

My babe will be 5 months tomorrow and already has two bottom teeth. Every nursing session now ends with him biting, my screeching and him crying! I've heard if the turn their nose into your breast trick but I can't seem to do that, my natural reflex is to get him OFF! Any other tricks for me? Just praying this is a short phase, I nurse in fear!



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Old 02-24-2012, 04:16 PM   #2
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Re: Help me I've got a biter!

Ouch!! I've been blessed to have my daughter only bite me a few times, usually when she's teething. When she's bitten me, I take her off my breast and stop breastfeeding her. This way, she learns breastfeeding and biting do not go together. I your son is still biting and won't let go, remain calm. Use your pointer finger to open his mouth and slide him off. If that doesn't work, push his nose into your breast because that makes it harder for him to breath, and he'll come off. If the biting happens towards the end of the feeding, watch him closely and when he stops sucking take him off; my daughter sometimes will bite when she's finished.
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:45 PM   #3
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You will feel the latch change just before she bites. Press her quickly and firmly into your breast, she will immediately have to open her mouth to catch a breath. Then tell her that biting hurts Mommy, etc and end the nursing session.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:09 AM   #4
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ooh yikes that sucks, my son was a toddler when he did and definitley did not respond to the pull to the boob, I had to gently flick his lip enough to startle him not enough to hurt him, it took work but he got the hint.
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