Help I Have A Nipple Biter

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zmsmom - February 24

My 6mo dd got her first tooth this weekend, yay. This morning she bit me twice while br___tfeeding. Omg ouch. And it's not just biting it's like she sc__pes the tooth on me as she is pulling off the nipple. I love bfing. I don't want to stop till one year but if she keeps biting I'll have to. Is there any way to teach her not to bite me?

 

meg - February 24

I have had this problem with both of my children...it's so not fun!! Thankfully, with each child, it only lasted about a week. Whenever one of them would bite me, I would yell "ouch" fairly loudly, (which most of the time was my inital reaction anyway) & then I would instantly remove him/her from the b___st. I also noticed that they would bite more when they were not too hungry, whereas when they were hungry & it was time to eat, they ate & that was it. So I tried to pay extra close attention to feeding schedule & try to make sure I was only putting them on the b___st when they were actually hungry. Good luck!!

 

jenna32 - February 27

You just say no,pull them off the b___b and letting them cry a little is supposed to help. My dd falls asleep most of the time at the b___b, she doesn't really purposely bite anymore but she will still start to fall asleep and unknowingly bites :( i just hope when i'm done b___stfeeding that my nipples own't be ruined for the rest of my life,lol.

 

ChattyKathy - February 27

I had to teach nursing manners with my son (luckily, before he got teeth!) He would clamp down and pull, which hurt even without teeth. When she bites, tell her no, cover yourself, and put her down for 15 minutes. If she seems hungry, then you can let her nurse again. If she doesn't again, do the same thing. Tell her no and put her down. Eventually she will understand that nursing time is for nursing, not playing.

 

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