i've tried everything to get my son to stop biting me, nothing has worked. he will be 9 months 7-19. why do i feel so emotional about quitting nursing? i know it's not a big deal, but it still makes me want to cry. what the hell is wrong with me?oh and i've heard of ppl starting cow's milk at 11-11 1/2 months, what is your opinion on that? i started rice cereal at 3 1/2 months and he did great.Answer Question
Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 12:17 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
Have you tried screaming OUCH really loud & harshly when he bites? This worked like a charm on my DD. every time she bit me, i would scream very loud, it would startle her, but she learned quickly that when she bit me, i scream & she stopped. You are so emotional about it, because you know deep down that you should continue breastfeeding.
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Answer by tyheamma at 1:35 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
Now cows milk before 12 mo. It can kill babies or cause organ damage. That's why formula was invented. You haven't "tried everything" to get baby to stop biting unless you have worked with a La Leche League Leader and a lactation consultant. It is a very big deal to wean. The World Health Organization redommends breastfeeding at least 2 years, your baby is 8 months. Premature weaning has lifelong health consequences for you and your baby.
http://www.kellymom.com/ is a great breastfeeding web site. LLL Leaders help by phone for free.
Answer by Gailll at 1:36 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 1:49 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
You feel upset because it IS a big deal to wean now! Have you tired everything at When Baby Bites ?
If you stop breastfeeding now you will need to either feed pumped breastmilk or formula. Way too soon for cows milk.
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 1:52 PM on Jul. 13, 2010