Biting! (xp)

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Starryblue702's picture
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Biting! (xp)

I was going to post about this on the BF support thread, but I wanted those BTDT moms that might not be BF this time around to get a chance to read as well. While I was BF Trystan today, he bit me! Obviously he has no teeth yet, but he's constantly drooling and knawing on his fists, so I know something is going on. But today he totally chomped down on my nipple and made me cry out and pull away from him! It's not like I can deter him from doing that at this age... all he did was look at me with his precious little confused face and that was that. It's not like he would even understand if I told him no not to do that. WTH?! Isn't it a little early to have to be dealing with this??

Joined: 04/10/11
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You can tell him no. C doesn't bite yet but if he gets a bad latch or starts pulling my boob or something I say, "Oww!" (not sweetly at all) and jam a pinky in there to take him off. Then I say, "Again! Ahh! Big mouth!" all sweet while we try again.

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not too early at all! DS got his first tooth at 4-months! Just give a firm "no" and that should do it! Congrats on doing so well BFing! How's pumping going? I'm nervous about returning to work and pumping.

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Kai chomped me once so far. He has not done it again, hopefully they got it out of their systems!

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"joyjim" wrote:

Kai chomped me once so far. He has not done it again, hopefully they got it out of their systems!

Same here. Hopefully that will be it! I am a little scared to have to tell him no or otherwise try to correct it. When DD was nursing she bit (hard, with teeth. just shy of a year) and when I said no to correct her she just got the saddest little face and wailed and wailed and wouldn't nurse anymore. Sad It made me so sad to wean so suddenly! (would you even call that weaning? i guess not!)

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IDK what to do!! He's doing it every time he nurses now and my nips hurt like h*ll!!! Every time he does it I yank away and yell "No!" but he doesn't seem to put the two together, because he'll just do it again two minutes later! They hurt so bad. He's so sweet and adorable I hate having to yell at him, especially since at this age I really don't think he understands the word no and that he's hurting me...

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If he's hurting that bad, give him Tylenol. Stay on top of his pain and hopefully he won't keep biting.

Starryblue702's picture
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I don't think he's hurting, as he's not fussy at all. I think he's definitely teething, as he always has his fists in his mouth. He's not running a fever, either.