DS biting while nursing!

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Registered: 02-17-2002
DS biting while nursing!
Sun, 05-23-2010 - 5:32pm

DS has started biting me while nursing. He has his two bottom front teeth and a third on the bottom is on it's way and boy are they sharp! Ouch!! He's doing it more and more. When I pry his mouth open and pull him off, he grins at me. Today he just kept doing it over and over so I started saying "ouch, no!" loud each time, hoping maybe he'd associate being startled with the biting. He started crying after a few times and finally settled down and ate, but then bit me again when he was done. I nursed my older two as well, but they were both late getting their teeth and I'd already weaned one and was close to weaning the other one. DS will not take a bottle so I'm not sure what to do. Any ideas on how to get him to quit biting me? It really hurts!


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Registered: 09-10-2009
Mon, 05-24-2010 - 8:58am

Some moms do encounter biting while nursing but fortunately, it's usually a temporary phase. Have you read this link yet? There are lots of good tips in there to deal with it. Take a spin through and let us know if you have additional questions. Hang in there, mama!