My baby has gotten her 2 front bottom teeth in the past couple of weeks and she's bitten me quite a bit, drawing blood twice now. Nothing is making her stop the biting, I don't know what to do. I'm scared she's going to bite my nipple off
Has anyones nipple ever been bitten off?
william does it once in a blue moon now, but thats cause he thinks its SOO funny to make momma yelp. (sigh)..
I know this is an old thread but I Googled the problem and this came up so maybe other moms are still using it as a resource? My daughter has drawn blood from time to time and it has hurt a lot. Right now she has 4 teeth that are in and 2 more that are cutting through. Last night though, she did bite a little piece of skin on my nipple off! It looks similar to what it'd look like if you cut yourself shaving. I screamed then I put her down immediately. She screamed but my husband was there to get her. I put ice on it to numb the horrific pain and went into the other room to cry. I didn't feed her on that side the rest of the night so I woke up pretty full which means I had to feed her. I was terrified and it was very very painful but I managed to feed her on that side. She's about 10 1/2 months old right now and pumping doesnt work too great for me, not to mention she's never used a bottle. I'd really like to wean her from BM to almond or soy milk when she's ready (we're vegan), but I was hoping to do this longer. I just cant get her biting under control though. I've tried pushing her into me, flicking her nose, putting her down, all three... I feel so guilty for wanting to stop and defeated. I just don't know how much more I can take :-(
I tried reacting with an ouch, pulling etc into me etc. What finally worked was setting her on the ground about 5 feet away from me and not nursing for 5 minutes. I probably explained it to her too calmly while I did it but I don't remember. She cried A LOT which I normally never let happen. After a few times she stopped biting. But maybe she just grew out of it. It didn't last too long though.. maybe occasionally for a few months?
I feel for anyone dealing with biting.. it sucks!
I did the same as above. But first I followed my gut reaction to the pain which was to yell "ouch!", then I plopped him on the ground at my feet, and pulled my shirt down so he KNEW that was IT. I let him cry for a few seconds, picked him up and tried it again. Like many others, he stopped after a few times of this.