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11/10/2013 at 09:27
A has her 2 bottom teeth and has taken to biting me during some feeds. She's not showing any signs of teething for any other teeth, so I don't know why she's doing it.
She bit me so hard last night that there were bite marks in my nipple :(
There's no way to stop her doing it is there?
11/10/2013 at 10:57
I just wanted to sympathise with you as this is what stopped me breast feeding Isla at 8 months. I tried all sorts to make her stop, taking her off and saying no, pulling her in to my chest, shouting ' ouch' nothing worked. I really hope it's just a phase for you or you find something that works. x
11/10/2013 at 11:14
E is a biter. She has 7 teeth now and it's not fun! I watch her carefully as she usually bites towards the end of a feed. By keeping a close eye I can usually tell when she's getting playful and take her off. When she was little it was a sharp 'no' and I'd take her off. If she was still hungry then I'd wait a minute or two and put her back on. It does seem to come in phases though. She'll go weeks without doing it, then suddenly be trying it on every feed!
Hope it gets better soon :)
11/10/2013 at 12:04
You need to be vigilant (!) watch for her changing expression as she won't bite her own tongue but needs tongue sticking forward over teeth to 'flick' your nipple when feeding. If you think she is about to bite - slip a finger into her mouth to break latch and avoid being bitten :-)
11/10/2013 at 13:55
I found that saying 'no' just encouraged her as she liked the attention. I used to just take her off, sit her facing away from me for a few minutes and then latch her back on. If she continued to do it I would finish the feed (or offer the next side instead if still on the first). I found she took a while to adjust her latch each time new teeth came through as she had to get used to them. Blmmin' painful in the meantime though!
11/10/2013 at 16:41
Thanks for the advice, it tends to be when she's tired and gets lazy i think, so will try looking out for her pre-biting signs. Jeez tho, hurts like a mutha!
11/10/2013 at 17:22
I used to push them into the breast, seemed to work as it made them open their mouth.
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