Biting me while breastfeeding

by Sammie

Hey mamas I need some help. My 7 month old lg just got her first 2 teeth a couple of weeks ago. She is biting me multiple times at every feed almost always drawing blood. I've been searching all over the internet looking for the answer that will help me show her that it's not on.

I've tried saying 'no biting' in stern voice (she thinks it's funny) I've tried putting her on the floor and waiting a few minutes (she bites again as soon as she's back on) I've tried completely ending the feed and waiting to make sure she is REALLY hungry (she goes crazy trying to get at my boob as soon as she sees it, sucks for a minute tops then bites again)

I'm in pain and dread feeding her. Tonight I couldn't bring myself to do it so DH gave her a bottle of ebm while I expressed
Can anybody offer any other advice? I really don't want to give up! Thanks

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Biting-ouch!
by: Lyssa

Yokes! Biting babies are tough. It is frustrating when you are trying to use gentle, non violent parenting to deal with violent behavior. It realy tests us as parents.

When my son started biting, I really had to watch him at every feeding for several days. It was very tense. To bite, baby has to draw his tongue back and shift his jaw...and you can cisably see the shift. My best advice would be to watc carefully and pull her away before she bites with a firm "no, do not bite mommy", and putting her down and ending the feeding. Consistancy is key. Try not to laugh, smile, or get too frustrated. I know that can be a lot easier said than done, though.

Putting some breastmilk o your nipples and leting it air dry should help them heal.

It gets better, mama. Keep up the amazing work!!

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