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Name: amena
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Plain and simple he's 10 months old and is starting to bite me....hard. Anyone else had this problem? Any solutions that don't involve me biting him back? I can't do that.
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Name: Michele | Date: Sep 13th, 2005 6:03 PM
I have heard and tried actually pulling him closer for a second then he'll want to be let loose and let go. My older one got upset and let go just when I'd yelp in pain as he did it, my second thought it was funny and just did it harder, but the suggestion I gave above worked!! 

Name: Toshia | Date: Sep 13th, 2005 7:45 PM
I went threw this and it was extremely painful. Try what Michele suggested. For me my son was drawing blood when he bit me and my nipples became very sore and scabby. I tried tapping his cheek and telling him no biting but that didn't work. I eventually had no choice but just to pump. My son started biting me at 13 months. I think he was ready to be weaned and I wasn't ready to let go. Once I stopped breastfeeding he didn't cry or anything like he was upset. He actually never went for my breast agian. Good luck and if your successful with getting your son to stop biting please let us know what worked for you. 

Name: amena | Date: Sep 14th, 2005 5:02 AM
Yes he thinks it's hilarious and if I let on that it hurts then it startles him and he's scared to nurse for a while. I've tried pressing him to my breast like suggested but the little booger is so quick about pulling far back with his teeth clamped down and popping it out of his mouth that I barely have time to. I've also considered that he might be ready to wean because he only really seems interested first thing in the morning. But I"m sure like so many mothers I am not ready to wean and am a very unsuccessful pumper. I really want him to continue to have breastmilk, so I'm not really sure what to do. Thanks for the suggestion, I think I might try to catch him quicker.

Name: Toshia | Date: Sep 14th, 2005 4:26 PM
What makes you unsuccessful at pumping? I've heard this a lot from friends. I loved pumping. I traded in my hand pump for a double electric pump. The suction was uncomfortable at first but I loved seeing how much milk I could extract. After a while I became addicted. 

Name: amena | Date: Sep 14th, 2005 5:46 PM
I have a double electric pump as well. However not much of anything comes out even though I know it's in there. My suspicion is that i evidentally have the largest nipples in the world and need to get the medela xl glass breastshield which are unfortunately $80 a piece. I've tried increased pumping and nursing sessions and mothers milk tea and fenugreek. I'm not sure what my other options are aside from buying ridiculously expensive breastshields. 

Name: Emily | Date: Sep 14th, 2005 10:00 PM
Toshia, I notice you used the double electric pump.I have heard these are great but I was wondering what brand did you use. I haven't seen them anywhere yet. I'm from Ireland by the way. 

Name: amena | Date: Sep 15th, 2005 5:10 AM
medela has a great line of double electric pumps. 

Name: Toshia | Date: Sep 15th, 2005 11:53 PM
Hi Emily I used the Deluxe Nurture III Breast Pump with Tote.
I bought this a in 2003 and loved it. The milk was expressed directly into the bottles. I had other pumps where the milk ran threw tubes and that concerned me because of bacteria and it was a pain to clean. Also the Deluxe Nurture never lost suction after continuous use like some other brands I had. I know they sold this pump at Walmart. I don't know if you have walmart in Ireland, but it was actually cheaper to get online with free shipping. Hope this helps.

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