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Teething

Anonymous

Help! My daughter is almost 5 months but has her two bottom teeth in. I’ve exclusively breastfed her since she was born and she hasn’t taken to any bottles whenever I try. Problem now is that she likes to bite when she eats. I feel like she’s too young to ‘teach’ her that biting hurts me. Suggestions? Not sure how much longer my nipples will last if she keeps it up.

  • Raji
    Jan 02

    When my daughter did this, what worked for me was to kinda guide the nipple in her mouth. Doing that helped her not bite it. You can always say no and have her latch off; she will learn.

  • Tara
    Jan 02

    As Raji says 👆🏽 my boy was the same but grew out of it somehow. Hang in there! I used to impulsively yelp really loudly, which would result in his losing his latch... that might have been what did the trick!

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Jan 02

    I’ve read that yelling is interesting to them, and they might do it more if you react because it’s funny. That’s also been my experience with my kids. I gently remove the latch and say no, and then offer again in a moment or two. Try to stay calm but make it inconvenient for baby by removing the nipple and waiting a few seconds (like the time for the sting to go away lol) instead of letting them nursing immediately afte biting.