Biting question

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-22-2006
Biting question
2
Wed, 06-17-2009 - 9:42pm

DS is 6 months old. His bottom 2 teeth came through recently and he has been biting. I thought cracked nipples hurt, but man those little tooth shards will get you.


He usually bites before the letdown (almost like he is bored waiting for the milk) or when he is about done eating (again, bored). During feedings we are fine.


My older son never did this, so I am in new territory. I have read the tips of how to respond but DS is so young he does not seem to understand the behavior-consequence thing.


I have tried pulling him off and telling him not to bite, but I honestly think he is a bit young to learn from that. He just stares at me like I am nuts.


He also seems

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-12-2006
In reply to: cathyj74
Thu, 06-18-2009 - 10:00am

I think you do need to give the behavior/consequences thing a try.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-22-2006
In reply to: cathyj74
Thu, 06-18-2009 - 9:04pm

Thanks. I think you're right- he can learn. I'll give it a try.


His teeth just came in last week too so hopefully it is a fleeting phase as he adjusts.


Thanks!