Hi Ladies - I successfully fed my DS for 3yrs, however, I'm currently breastfeeding my 2nd child, 11m DD, and I'm really struggling with her teeth cutting my nipples. She's not biting - it more like it's a combo of positioning (latch and her teeth).
I've have tried a nipple shield but she won't suck and just bites down on it.
Has anyone experienced this? Is there a solution?
I'm hoping I don't need to wean but I'm in pain and my nipples are starting to look worse for wear.
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07-05-2016 21:32 #1
Teeth & Breastfeeding....help
07-05-2016 21:34 #2
A perfect latch should mean no teeth/biting as it is not designed that way.
The way I stop my kids from biting is to take them off the boob, put them on the ground and walk away. No comments. Over time they realise that biting gets them nothing. It took me 3-8 days to sort this out.
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07-05-2016 21:40 #3
07-05-2016 22:03 #4
I second the positioning. Every now and then Mr 13mnths feels like his teeth are dragging across my n!ps. Being mindful of how he's positioned and assisting in agood latch fix the problem for us
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