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well now we're biting

Postby jessm » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:55 pm

DS got 2 teeth recently and now he's biting. I don't think he does it on purpose most of the time although today he definitely did. He was biting one side so I told him no no and switched sides and he clamped down. So I ended the feeding and when I picked him back up to nurse about 5 minutes later he didn't bite. The first couple of times I tried to have no reaction (I didn't want him to think my saying ow was funny and keep doing it). I certainly hope he learns not to bite before his top teeth come in!
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Re: well now we're biting

Postby stefanielynn » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:20 am

So is it his bottom teeth he is biting with? He shouldn't be able to bite with those if he is latched on correctly--his tongue would cover them. For bottom teeth biting, just pay really close attention when he's nursing. As soon as is sucking slows or you feel him starting to lose suction, unlatch him.
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Re: well now we're biting

Postby jessm » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:17 am

yeah he doesn't do it while he's actually nursing, he does it either before he latches on or I guess when he gets bored. Lil bugger.
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Re: well now we're biting

Postby stefanielynn » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:09 pm

They stop doing it (at least as frequently) after a little while. You'll just have to be super vigilant for a little bit. Hopefully it's a short phase for you!
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Re: well now we're biting

Postby jessm » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:11 pm

Yes, I'm hoping to stop it before those top teeth get here!
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Re: well now we're biting

Postby LaraE » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:38 pm

I hope its only temporary for you. I had to stop nursing 2 weeks before my planned weaning time because for the last few weeks Abby was biting for every single feed.
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Re: well now we're biting

Postby BeccaM » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:14 am

OUCH! Not to scare you but LO bit me so hard around 6 months old that I had a literal hole in my nipple and it hurt so bad :( I wish I had taught him sooner not to bite, which I eventually had to after that terrible experience. He never did it again.
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Re: well now we're biting

Postby ajs333 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:51 pm

Joel has seven teeth now. 4 on top 3 on bottom and one trying to come in. He has bitten me about 3 times now and the pain, I describe it as "exquisite". So when he did it and I genuinely screamed out in pain, it scared the hell out of him and I think he has finally realized not to do that to mama anymore. I hope, I hope, I hope! But yeah, I feel ya. Biting = NOT GOOD
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Re: well now we're biting

Postby jessm » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:45 am

I can't believe he has so many teeth! We still only have 2!!!
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