I have tried taking the breast away from him when he bites, I tell him it hurts mama- he laughs and seems to think it is funny. I really wantd to breastfeed for a year but I am thinking I should wean him because it is becoming really painfull.
Answer by Gailll at 5:25 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by lfl at 5:14 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by TMJ121099 at 5:15 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by RutterMama at 5:18 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answered at 5:25 PM on Jan. 10, 2010 by: Gailll If you gently pull the baby closer to the breast he won't be able to breathe and will open his mouth and let go of the nipple. He will learn not to bite without negative things happening to him like yelling no or hurting him in some way.
Are you flippin' serious?? Depriving your baby of OXYGEN? How ignorant is this? Oh yes, it is much better to teach them that you can KILL them rather than teaching them that biting is unacceptable. This is one of the most ignorant thing I have ever seen or read!
Answer by RutterMama at 5:31 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
Well good for you! There is NOTHING wrong with pumping and it has NOTHING to do with feeding at the breast or from a bottle. It is people like you that makes mothers that choose to formula feed feel horrible.
Answer by RutterMama at 5:32 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by Gailll at 5:50 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by RutterMama at 6:03 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 6:15 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
Honestly, Gailll's advice is right on target. These are commonly recommended by IBCLC's and LLL leaders. There are times that I don't agree with what Gaill has to say, but there are also a lot of times that she's got the right information. As to what she says about direct nursing being better then pumping, technically, it IS true. This isn't saying that pumping is bad to do or anything, but when baby nurses AT breast, their saliva meets sort of "receptors" in the breast, which tell the brain, and then breast what that specific baby/child needs at that particular time. If you pump, which is fine, the milk isn't as specifically tailored to that particular baby's needs at that moment in time.Â Nursing for 2 yrs at more is NOT inhibiting for them, and does have benefits.Â I don't know if it still benefits speech at that point in time, but I believe it does for my son who is speech delayed.Â
Answer by Krysta622 at 6:17 PM on Jan. 10, 2010