I would like to stop BF my son, who is 10 months old. He is cutting his 8th tooth and bites way to often!
He doesn't use bottles, I've tried just switching and it doesn't work!
Answer by LeanneC at 9:40 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
what about teaching nursing manners? teeth and biting don't have to be a reason to quit. what do you plan on doing for nutrition, since breastmilk or formula HAS to make up AT LEAST 75% of his diet until a year of age?
Answer by kyriesmommy13 at 9:42 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by Krysta622 at 9:57 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by KristeenieB at 10:29 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by Christina807 at 10:40 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by khedy at 10:55 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
Nursing manners work for some kids, not all of them get it. He may not even realize that he's biting. My DD would bite if she was finished, not hungry, or trying to concentrate on other things while she was nursing. If he just won't stop and if you respond to a pump, you could pump and put the milk in a sippy cup. Good luck, Mama.
Answer by KaroGreenly at 11:22 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
What has worked best for me with all 3 of my EBF kids is to watch and learn WHEN they are going to bite and take them off BEFORE they do. Telling them no and taking them off never worked for me. They can't bite when actively nursing. Sometimes it is just a matter of watching for them to stop actively sucking/swallowing and then take them off. Don't let them "hang out" after a feeding. I was just talking to another mom nursing her 3rd and she said the same thing worked for her! If you still need more info go to When Baby Bites
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 1:54 PM on Oct. 13, 2010
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 1:56 PM on Oct. 13, 2010