My 7 month old daughter has cut both front bottom teeth and is still teething like crazy. Since cutting teeth she has taken up the habit of biting while nursing. She will be nursing perfectly fine then chomp down so hard that she draws blood. I hate the thought of switching her to bottles but my poor nipples are bruised, raw, and scabbed. What can I do to teach her better nursing etiquette and curb her biting.
Have you tried using the shields?
Ive heard to unlatch. Wait a few minutes and try again. Eventually they get that its not.ok.
I was told by a LC if baby bites to take baby off when they bite.
My doc told me give her lil flick on the nose (not to hard of course) just to let her know it’s a no no when she does it.
Use shields while your nipples heal.
Unlatch. Say no, and dont put bub back on for a few minutes.
Sometimes they just need to learn a new way to latch. Watch when they’re feeding because more often than not you can see when they are about to chomp down as they start to draw back.
Also stay on top of teething, so even using bonjela or something on gums before hand to soothe them more before feeding could help.
Moment she bites unlatch and say oww . wait a minute or two then try again
My almost 8 month old does the same thing WHEN HE IS TEETHING. His gums hurts, he find comfort in nursing. So he trie to chew on my nipples. I take them away for a minute then give them back. Also try a nipple shield, it protects your nipples while they heal and also makes it where LO cant chomp down so bad
My son did this. I just pulled him away, looked him in his eyes and said in a very serious tone “NO, you can’t bite, that hurts mommy.” I’d wait a few minutes and then, reluctantly of course, let him nurse again. It took about a week and he finally stopped. Fast forward to him at 15 months with a whole mouthful of teeth and he’s very careful when he nurses. It’s a whole new level of trust after they start biting, isn’t it
I wish I could help but I bottled my son(s)
My son got scared when I jumped and yelled Oww. He would usually unlatch himself and cry. So that solves that. I just had to say oww.
My son would do that. So when he would bite, I unlatch and firmly say “no”. After the second time he learned not to do it. He would get sad for a minute but it worked. I still nurse him and he is 14 months old.
Do not hit or flick or cover the baby’s nose. You don’t want them to associate nursing with pain. Babies cannot bite if they are properly latched, so you should watch her at all times for signs of letting go. If she is clamping down, immediately slide your pinky into her mouth to unlatch her, firmly say “Ouch, no biting.” and put her on the floor. Eventually she will catch on. If I bite mommy I won’t get any milk. And try not to scream, as hard as it may be because they may think it’s a game and do it for a reaction.
I would flick their leg not hard but enough to get attention take the boob away say OUTCH NO NO and sit them down and walk away . It took a few times but it got better he nursed until 2
I wouldn’t flick them on the nose as that could cause injury their a human not a bear cub. I do agree with unlatching saying no firmly then try again. It worked repeatedly
I would yelp OW and unlatch. If he does it again, then I would stop the nursing session.
My baby has done this a couple times recently, she is 9.5 months. I unlatched her and said ‘no’ and touched her on the nose. She cried both times so I think she knew from my tone that she’d done wrong, lol.
Unlatch everytime. Wait a minute before relatching. My mom said she would flick my brothers foot. But, thus far, with my 9 month old who just started this, unlatching has worked for us.
Some thing is happening with my 6 month old. I unlatch him and tell him “no no no bite.” Wait then put him back on. The second time he does it I don’t put him back on.
If a baby is latched on correctly they can’t bite because of where their tongue is, so your baby might be unlatching quickly and biting (which sucks). Nothing wrong with pumping and trying bottles or just taking the baby off the breast for a few minutes and saying no firmly. I wouldn’t punish them any other way because they might not want to nurse if they keep getting punished.