It's been awhile since I had a nursling, but I do remember my ds1 doing this. The advice I was given really worked. I would brush my nipple against his lower lip, and wait until he opened his mouth really wide. Then I would bring my breast to his mouth instead of him moving his head to latch on. I don't know if he was just so excited to nurse that made him lunge and clench when he latched on, but that did seem to work.
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it does help to kinda cram your breast in baby's mouth quickly lol we go through this also. when my daughter is teething, her teeth scrape when latching on(even now at 9 months) and if i am quick with it, she doesn't scrape me.
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My kiddo does that sometimes too. He's 9 months. I have found he does it most when not really paying attention to how he's latching. I try to get his attention and say something like "gentle" or " no biting". That has helped a bit. Also when he does bite, even in the very beginning, I'll unlatch him and say "no biting!" and wait a second before latching him again.
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