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he keeps biting me!!!!!

Posted by on Sep. 5, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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my fresh little monster now has teeth and has started biting me.  i have tried the tactics i read in his group, but when i remove him from the breast he just laughs.  when i put him dwn he tries to find something to play with and keeps laughing.  when i bring him back the boob he bites again like its funny.

he is a ham! ... but in the meantime i get bit!! 

HELP!!!!!

by on Sep. 5, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Sep. 5, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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Remember, he has to see a negative consequence. Make sure there are NO solids before nursing. And when you put him down, do it in a place where there isn't something for him to play with. Like a high chair. Sound mean? Yep. That's the point. Negative consequence.

JaxMomma78
by Bronze Member on Sep. 5, 2012 at 10:14 PM
I tried! I even yelled at him.
Sometimes he cries and gets it (and latches nicely) but usually hr just laughs and occupies himself. If there are no toys he just makes goofy sounds.
Tonight when I brought him back to Mr he just kept squeezing my boob then biting it.
Eventually the stopped, but I can't do this every feeding!


Quoting gdiamante:

Remember, he has to see a negative consequence. Make sure there are NO solids before nursing. And when you put him down, do it in a place where there isn't something for him to play with. Like a high chair. Sound mean? Yep. That's the point. Negative consequence.


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maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Sep. 5, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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I found with my kids that any reaction I gave was pure entertainment for them. What worked best for me was to figure out when they were going to bite and take them off BEFORE they got the chance. Keep in mind it is impossible for him to bite if he is actively nursing (his tongue covers his bottom teeth, he'd have to bit his own tongue). Watch for a slight change in tension in his jaw as he moves his tongue out of the way. Quickly insert your finger and take him off.

I found that a few days of watching and taking them off first put and end to it completely.

aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Sep. 5, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Since ending the feeding isn't working, I agree with this advice.
You will get through this! (((HUGS)))


Quoting maggiemom2000:

I found with my kids that any reaction I gave was pure entertainment for them. What worked best for me was to figure out when they were going to bite and take them off BEFORE they got the chance. Keep in mind it is impossible for him to bite if he is actively nursing (his tongue covers his bottom teeth, he'd have to bit his own tongue). Watch for a slight change in tension in his jaw as he moves his tongue out of the way. Quickly insert your finger and take him off.

I found that a few days of watching and taking them off first put and end to it completely.

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JaxMomma78
by Bronze Member on Sep. 5, 2012 at 10:56 PM

GOOD CALL!!

i tried all the other stuff!  and SOMETIMES he gets upset, but most times he just laughs!.

 


 

Quoting maggiemom2000:

I found with my kids that any reaction I gave was pure entertainment for them. What worked best for me was to figure out when they were going to bite and take them off BEFORE they got the chance. Keep in mind it is impossible for him to bite if he is actively nursing (his tongue covers his bottom teeth, he'd have to bit his own tongue). Watch for a slight change in tension in his jaw as he moves his tongue out of the way. Quickly insert your finger and take him off.

I found that a few days of watching and taking them off first put and end to it completely.


fairymaid23
by Member on Sep. 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM
If he's playing n looking for toys and stuff, he may not b hungry. I get bit wen my ds3 is bored feeding. Maybe its his way of saying enough?
JaxMomma78
by Bronze Member on Sep. 7, 2012 at 2:47 AM
It's his way of saying "I'm funny,.arrrgh" ha ha ha ha


Quoting fairymaid23:

If he's playing n looking for toys and stuff, he may not b hungry. I get bit wen my ds3 is bored feeding. Maybe its his way of saying enough?

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Starr0617
by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 5:20 AM
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Just to clarrify, He cries to feed, because he is hungry. Then latches nicely then at some point bites. You take him off firmyl tell him no bite and put him in the high chair with no toys. Eventually you move on with your day untill he cries for food again and you repeat the process??

OR are you tellin him No bite putting him in the highchair and then getting him out a littel bit later and offering the boob again??

If its option 2 than he prolly isnt hungry. It is a game. How old is he?? If he is old enough to understand No bite BEFORE feeding than before he latches on tell him Mommy is not for biting. latch on and at the first SIGN (like other poster said, if he doesnt get the chance then it will stop sooner) of biting remove him and again say No bite!! and put him down walk away. Maybe even try putting him in his crib (or other safe spot, for a "time out") away from the rest of the house. Maybe it is an attention thing and if he gets left alone, there is no reienforement at all..he can understand that it is NOT ok.

perezamberly
by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 5:35 AM
Wow that is amazing! You are one observant mommy :)

Quoting maggiemom2000:

I found with my kids that any reaction I gave was pure entertainment for them. What worked best for me was to figure out when they were going to bite and take them off BEFORE they got the chance. Keep in mind it is impossible for him to bite if he is actively nursing (his tongue covers his bottom teeth, he'd have to bit his own tongue). Watch for a slight change in tension in his jaw as he moves his tongue out of the way. Quickly insert your finger and take him off.

I found that a few days of watching and taking them off first put and end to it completely.

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