Topic: Breastfeeding and Biting

Help! What do we do with a biting baby who is teething?  She just drew blood  sad

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Re: Breastfeeding and Biting

Never pull her away, we always learned to "feed the bite" (not in relation to breastfeeding, but it works the same).  Press her face into your breast when she bites and she will instinctively open up to breathe, releasing your skin.
A couple of rounds of that and hopefully she'll stop.

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Re: Breastfeeding and Biting

Thank you K&H!  I'm going to have DW try that tonight.

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Re: Breastfeeding and Biting

K&H wrote:

Never pull her away, we always learned to "feed the bite" (not in relation to breastfeeding, but it works the same).  Press her face into your breast when she bites and she will instinctively open up to breathe, releasing your skin.
A couple of rounds of that and hopefully she'll stop.


Yep, this.  And what worked for me is exactly what they tell you not to do, and that's yelp and jump.  Scared Tiny and she learned pretty quick.  Of course now at 25 months she's nibbling once in a while again as an attention thing....

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Re: Breastfeeding and Biting

Thx ladies!  We've been practicing this.  She eventually lets go, but Mama's nips are sore.

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