Teeth!

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Teeth!
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Wed, 12-09-2009 - 11:15pm

My 6 mo old got his first two bottom teeth about a week ago.



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Registered: 12-17-2007
In reply to: juliet108
Thu, 12-10-2009 - 1:39pm

IN a hurry - sorry

Some babies do bit when they first get teeth becasue it feels odd to them. Keep in mind that baby can not nurse AND bite at the same time. This is where you nned to observe when baby is biting to prevent it.

So far my 7 month old has 5 teeth and no biting yet (knock on wood). My first DS who nurse til about 16 months was not a biter but DS#2 who nursed for about 45-46 months was, so......

Here are some tips to prevent biting: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/older-baby/biting.html

Follow up with questions.



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Registered: 03-10-2009
In reply to: juliet108
Thu, 12-10-2009 - 9:44pm

I haven't dealt with this personal, but it comes up a lot in our BF support group here locally.

The LC always suggests two things:

1) break the suction with your finger and quickly take LO off the breast. do this every time they bite so they learn biting=no milk.

or

2) pull LO into a big hug quickly (while keeping latched), the movement/hug should distract them and cause them to stop the bite.

Hope one of these things helps. I hear it is common. Supposedly once they get used to having teeth then they stop, so it should be temporary. They're of course not doing it to hurt you, just trying out their new equipment!

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Registered: 04-13-2008
In reply to: juliet108
Tue, 12-15-2009 - 5:39pm

I unlatched the baby immediately and put them down. No more nursing for that session. It did not continue for long.

If the baby sees you react and thinks it is funny, then this is not good.

Unless they were actually in pain from teething, it would usually happen near the end of a feed. If you can antici[pate this, and unlatch the baby before it happens this is even better.

Teresa