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“hi there, my son is nearly 6 months and his first tooth has just come through, i am breastfeeding and he always bites me now and it gets very sore. how can i get him to stop ?” Do you have any tips to stop a baby biting during breastfeeding?

Posted by Sam, 27/04/13

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  • I’m following some of these responses! I’ve got a 6 month old biter and she is making me cry at the thought of latching her on!

  • Hope this has been resolved for you.

  • Hope the advice below helped.

  • Maybe worth investing in some nipple shields.

  • What tips did you end up using? If any?

  • Hope you found out a way

  • Try changing positions when you feel him starting to bit or express

  • Position him correctly on the breast. He will soon learn that to feed better, he won’t use his teeth

  • I did a couple of things when my daughter bit me I would let out a loud yell of ouch and then tell her no and put her down, she would cry and after a couple of minutes I would pick her up and feed her again; it took a couple of repetitions before she worked out not to bite me as it meant the boob would be taken away.

  • A firm ‘no’, take him off and put him down. Wait a little bit then resume feeding. If he bites again repeat, he’ll soon learn that biting puts an end to feed time.

  • Hope you managed to get him to stop biting.

  • I stopped breast feed at this point.

    Or try taking off as soon as it happens, then back on. It helps a bit.

  • That is really painful. I honestly dot kow the answer but hope someone does

  • ouch, just keep taking him off & sitting him up as a distraction then try again.?

  • You poor mummy I’m feeling your agony I had the same problem but try the lanolin cream helped me heaps and the nipple shields which I have not tried good luck :-)

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