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Post by just Rachel on Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:37 am

Andrew now has 2 teeth. He bites down whilst I am feeding him. This is really uncomfortable as his teeth are like little razors.

How did you cope when your baby grew teeth?
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Post by nichola on Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:12 pm

Hi

This link may be useful

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/older-baby/biting.html

I found that Jack would bite if I wasn't paying attention to when he had finished feeding. So I watched him like a hawk and took him off the second he stopped. He soon grew out of it :aww: for now cos it really does hurt.

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Post by Kasia80 on Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:46 pm

We've followed KellyMom's advice, especially watching for signs of teething/new tooth, boredom etc., using forozen face cloth to numb gums when teething, making sure she is latching on properly and if Maya managed to bite me I would quicly bring her close to breast, so close that her airway would be closed by my boob and she would let go instantly. Good clue I was given by friend is: when baby is properly atached to breast and sucking there is no way she/he can bite, as this would mean baby biting on its own tongue. So it helpes to concentrate on "senstation" in nipple while baby is properly atached to breast and you will feel difference straight away if she is geting ready for a bite. She will move her tongue "in" her mouth first.


Maya has now 12 teeth and canines cuting and we bf with great sucess and no biting for looooong while.


HTH :aww:
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Post by just Rachel on Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:34 am

I was wondering is it possible for Andrew to bite me for the reaction he gets?

When he bites I have yelped a few times and Andrew has laughed, Does he think this is a game ?
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Post by just Rachel on Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:37 am

I re- read the kellymom link and this sounds quite possible !!
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Post by kay on Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:17 am

From reading other peoples posts, they do do it for the reaction. If you unlatch him every time he does it he will soon get sick of that reaction!!!

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Post by Kasia80 on Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:07 am

oh yes! it is very amusing to see mummy shout and squeek! Very Happy
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Post by beanie on Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:48 am

my eldest went through this stage (lasted 2 months and really tested me). She would wait till I relaxed and wasn't paying attention and then she would bite down. She would also bite when my milk slowed down. So I would try and take her off before the, but of course thats not always possible. I did wonder whether she wasdoing it for a reaction and the thing I would do is not make a noise (very hard when you have a child biting on such a sensitive partof your body) and would take heroff and say o in a firm voice. She eventually got the message that teeth = no milk and this did stop the biting.
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Post by mummy2jade&tyler on Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:52 pm

Tyler now has 7 teeth and im still breastfeeding. He doesnt bite very often but if he does i just take him off the boob and put it away. Its usually only if he is bored he does it
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Post by Natasha on Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:34 pm

Yes I agree with wha has been said, I found it was best to unlatch and then see if she actualy wanted any.

More often than not she was doing it because she didnt really want any and was just trying her nashers out!

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Post by Lait d Amour on Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:15 am

Here is a good link:


You could try a nursing necklace *hint* *hint*


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Post by just Rachel on Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:52 pm

I started to pinch Andrew's nose very gently when he bit and this seems to have done the trick, I thought this sounded terrible when I was told by HV to try it but it really works.

He still bites occasionally but not every time he nurses.
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