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Name: anjelsin
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my litle one bites me and then laughs at me. She just got her first tooth. Any advice I don;t want to quit feeding yet but it hurts.
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Name: flea83 | Date: Jul 5th, 2007 2:36 AM
when my son used 2 bite me i would slide my finger in between my boob and his tooth so that when he bites me my finger would take the impact and slide him off the breast. then that way it saves your nipple. he eventually got sick of biting me and i fed him for 14 months 

Name: mamal | Date: Jul 5th, 2007 4:35 PM
Here is some great info about when baby bites.


you are going to want to take the baby immediately off of the breast also saying no. If baby is biting on and not letting go push baby into the breast so that baby has to open their mouth, letting go.

"Is there anything I can do to keep my infant from biting me while I nurse? I am committed to breastfeeding, but it is getting very difficult and painful with those sharp little teeth.

One beauty of breastfeeding is that it's designed for a newborn to a toddler with a full set of teeth to feed without pain for the mom. If your baby is a bit younger and is teething, or just getting his first teeth, then he may be biting by accident. He's more likely trying to learn what to do with these new "things" in his mouth, or trying to soothe aching gums. The older baby may be trying to get a reaction from you. As you say, "ouch" after a biting, he may give you a smile or a look of innocence. You can simply say, "no, you can't bite mommy because it doesn't feel good." If he continues to bite, you can safely break the latch (place your finger in the corner of the baby's mouth) and not nurse for another twenty or so minutes. Soon, he should learn that biting mom has a consequence. Think of this as the beginning of the soft side of discipline. Your baby is smart, it won't take but a few times for him to catch on."

I hope these suggestions work for you and you get to have a bite free nursing session! Congratulations on breastfeeding your precious one, you are doing an amazing thing for both of you! 

Name: HappyEndings07 | Date: Jul 5th, 2007 9:31 PM
I was told by a laction nurse to stop feeding him or her for that feeding and tell them what they are doing and then try again if they do it aagain in the same feeding stop and don't feed them till there next feeding time i was told they will not starve and will eventually know not to do so 

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