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biting...

my baby is 4 1/2 mos. old. i am breastfeeding her. she is always biting me. when i tell her not to bite directly after she does it. she sits there and smiles at me (the freakin stinker) is there a way i can let her know that it hurts and to get her to stop doing it?

 
excited2bemommy

Asked by excited2bemommy at 6:41 PM on Oct. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Three strikes. First bite, unlatch,. tell her no. Repeat the second time. Third time, END the feeding. Put her down somewhere safe and walk away for five minutes.

    Then repeat.

    Have you started solids? Make sure she's not getting them before nursing.

    AND...watch her like a hawk and unlatch when she's stopped active suckling.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:46 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • i have always yelled otch!!no bite!! and pull away,,ur baby will cry for a minute but she will be fine. just pull away for a few seconds. i have only had to do this twice and i breastfed all the way up until 3 weeks ago when my lil one turned 16months
    angelairelan

    Answer by angelairelan at 7:08 PM on Oct. 27, 2009