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What can I do about a Biting baby during BF?

My DS is biting me when I nurse him. He even brings blood sometimes.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:29 PM on Feb. 11, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • stick your finger in his mouth and break the seal and tell him no in a stern voice. if it keeps up you may have to pump only

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 PM on Feb. 11, 2010

  • Baby cannot bite when actively nursing because the tongue covers the lower teeth. Many times baby will bite down after they have finished feeding. Watch for baby to stop/slow down and take him off BEFORE he bites. Watch your baby, most moms are able to figure out when baby is going to bite after a little observation. This will pass! No need to consider pumping and bottle feeding!!!

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 1:01 PM on Feb. 11, 2010

  • To get baby to release bring the baby to your breast. It will block the nose, initiating immediate release. He'll get the hint. Ditto to the pp.

    Answer by amileegirl at 1:15 PM on Feb. 11, 2010

  • Drop by the breastfeeding moms group and search the group posts for one titled "When Babies Attack!" Biting strategies are there.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:13 PM on Feb. 11, 2010

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