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Help! I have a biter!!

post #1 of 6
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OW!!!!!

 

My kiddo is just over four months old and has his first real tooth coming in (he started teething at 4 weeks, but it came and went for a while, nothing serious), and it is SHARP! And he bites me... usually when he's frustrated or worse, when he's bored, at the breast. I have just been reacting by saying NO (in a startled, scary voice, which I don't mean to do, but it always scares the heck out of me and hurts like heck too, so it's just sort of reactionary) and putting my breast away for a bit, or putting him down for a bit.

 

Any other ways you experienced mamas have dealt with this? He seems to think it's hilarious and laughs at me when I do it, which is not helping things on either end here.

post #2 of 6
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Where the heck is everybody??!

post #3 of 6

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I meant to come back and respond when I read it the other day.  The way that you are doing it is the way that I did it with my other 3 kids.  The only other advice is to say it louder than you are right now and not to let him sit bored at the breast.   It only took  a couple times with my kiddos and hopefully the same with my new guy.  Hope that helps.  

 

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I meant to come back and respond when I read it the other day.  The way that you are doing it is the way that I did it with my other 3 kids.  The only other advice is to say it louder than you are right now and not to let him sit bored at the breast.   It only took  a couple times with my kiddos and hopefully the same with my new guy.  Hope that helps.  

 

 

Thanks!

 

This seems to be working so far, though if I'm not paying attention sometimes I get bitten. And he thinks it's hilarious. eyesroll.gif
 

 

 

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Just be careful with him thinking it's funny.....

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Just be careful with him thinking it's funny.....



 

Ah yes... I have learned to not react at all now, because otherwise he wants me to do it again, as if it's some sort of game. Sheesh!

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