WHEN BABIES ATTACK! Or...how to stop biting.
Making this a sticky since it's the NUMBER ONE question on this board.
Three strikes. First bite, unlatch, tell baby it hurts, resume feeding.
Second bite, repeat.
Third bite...put baby down, walk away. Feeding is OVER for at least five minutes.
When baby learns that biting means he goes hungry, he stops biting.
A couple more things to make this work: Solids are to FOLLOW nursing, always. Hungry babies nurse. Bored, stuffed babies bite. Never give solids separately or before nursing. They are dessert.
And watch your baby like a hawk for the end of active swallowing and sucking. When that happens, unlatch. Be pre-emptive.
Babies have to be taught not to bite. Hunger is a marvelous teacher.
EDITED TO ADD: Please add your tips and tricks. Questions? Please put them in a separate post so they don't get missed.
And another addition: Sometimes it's more effective to pull them in close to the breast. It smooshes their nose closed and they let go in order to breathe.