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    Default How to stop biting?!

    DD is nearly 7 mo and has just cut her 5th tooth.. I am exclusively BFing and she has started biting :-(. She bites so hard and everytime it happens it feels like she's cut me.

    I want to continue BFing but I get so scared everytime.. Any ideas on how to stop her biting?

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    https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfinfo/biting.html

    GO back to basics and look at how baby is attaching. If they have good attachment they shouldn't be able to bite.

    Make sure baby feels secure, hand on her back or pillow under her. If they feel like they are falling, they may clamp down to stay on.

    Giving baby a cold face washer to suck on before a feed can relieve sore gums from teething so they can feed.

    check out link above

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    I take them off, in a firm voice say no, no biting mummy and put them down on the floor in front of me. I wait 30 sec's to 1 min and pick them up again and resume feeding.

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    I experienced this at the same age with DS, I can completely sympathise with the pain!

    I tried firmly and calming saying "no"....no impact
    I tried loudly saying "no".....he thought that was funny

    What worked for me;

    Going back to basics with attachment position - chin into breast, bottom tucked right in so he is close to my body. If attached correctly he couldn't bite while drinking.
    That solved part of it but he still sometimes would bite for "fun", when that happened I just had to detach him and make him wait a moment before re-attaching again. It took a few days but he has stopped.

    Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by loving6 View Post
    I take them off, in a firm voice say no, no biting mummy and put them down on the floor in front of me. I wait 30 sec's to 1 min and pick them up again and resume feeding.
    This!

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    Thanks! Her attachment seems spot on but I'll examine it a bit more and make sure.. I have noticed when she's unsettled (possibly due to teething) she bites. I can't 'feed to settle' anymore. Also when she has stopped swallowing ie. comfort sucking or finished feeding she does it too! She hasn't bitten me overnight or so far today so hopefully she's learnt! I have been pulling her off when she bites, but will try saying No too :-)

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    Forgot to mention that I also would give DS a cold teether to chew just before a feed or put some Bonjela on his gums right before if he seemed to have really sore gums that day.


 

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