what to do about a biter!!!!

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what to do about a biter!!!!
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Wed, 10-22-2003 - 8:04pm
my right nipple had been bothering me for the past few days so i made sure i nursed more frequently on that side and today i finally looked at it a bit closer and underneath is a cut from where he bit me, then today he bit me again and so immediatly put him down saying no biting really firm ~while he doles out a fake cry~ and i made him a bottle of juice,

do you guys have any other suggestions on what to do when he bites??

yoga

Vicky ~32~

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Kelsey The Brainiac

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Wed, 10-22-2003 - 8:24pm
This is what my lactation consultant told me to do. As soon as you feel the baby putting pressure on you nipple...like he's going to bite...pull him into your breast close...he'll open his mouth to breath...or plug his nose with your fingers. That way you can get him to let go before he actually chomps down. Worked for me.
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Thu, 10-23-2003 - 1:40am
My little guy is pretty sensitive, so abruptly taking him off and setting him on the ground while telling him we don't bite Mommy was enough to put an end to it. I think I only had to do it twice and he hasn't bit me since. I kind of pretended I was going to walk away too (but actually just a few steps and after 10 sec. or so comforted him because he was quite upset).

- Ingrid


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Thu, 10-23-2003 - 1:19pm
My first ds bit me twice: the first time, I called my mom and asked what to do. The second time I did what she said and he never did it again. I did what Ingrid said, I pulled him close so he had to let go to breath (to make him let go) while saying NO!, then I set him down and turned my back on him while he screamed for a little while (less than 30 seconds I'm sure). It made enough of an impression on him, his usually responsive mommy interrupting a feeding and not responding immediately to his crying. He never did it again. HTH!

Wendy

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Thu, 10-23-2003 - 7:12pm
another idea I heard at a LLL meeting recently is to lay your finger along baby's cheek and exert a little pressure so that if he bites he hurts his own cheek before he hurts you. You have to keep your finger on his cheek for the whole feed.

Isabel





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Thu, 10-23-2003 - 8:16pm
i usually don't get a warning,, i just hope this doesn't get infected,, it still hurts really bad!!

yoga

Vicky ~32~

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Kelsey The Brainiac