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My little girl has both her 2 bottom and top teeth and has recently started biting while breast feeding. Does anyone have any tips to get her to stop? It hurts :(

Posted by Tegan 6.2.2013

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  • O yes i experienced and it was terrible

  • Use a nipple shield for protection

  • Ugh yes!! I used a nipple shield it helped but doesn’t stop them

  • A friend of mine was very fortunate that she was able to breastfeed her babies till they were two years old and had no problems like biting . However my sister in law has problems with her daughter and I think once teeth starts it might be time to slowly wean them off .Perhaps ask your childhood nurse .

  • Really very interesting comments on this!

  • oh yeah it hurts.. I remember this time….

  • I had a biter it was very painful

  • I said no and stopped feeding. I got chomped a few times and daughter thought it was funny, I weaned her after that (she was 13mths)

  • Take her off straight away and say no, it gets worse when the top ones come through

  • nope. mine has just started and pulling. ouch! normally a sign he isn’t that hungry! or I might have poor supply

  • Make sure you don’t yell or scream although it hurts because they might think its w game!

  • curious if you are still feeding and if you got them to stop

  • I hope this resolved for you!

  • Both of my kids did this whilst teething – it HURTS! The only thing that worked for me was stopping the feed when it happened and then putting them down for a few seconds. They soon learnt that biting equalled no milk and no interaction and stopped (mostly). It felt like it took ages for them to stop, but it was probably only a week or two.

  • I agree with swapping to a bottle :D

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