Join Date: Aug 2002
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All 3 of mine bit me, but dd#2 was the worst. It took several month of repitition and "training" to get her to stop. Usually it happens at the end of a feed. But if it is happening over and over again, before, during, after, whatever, she is either:
testing cause and effect, or
Whichever, take charge. Consider it a homeschooling unit study. During the day, when she is well fed, either after a good nursing session or a table food meal, practice where and how it is OK to bite. You may bite this: bottle nipple (if she has bottles), teether, wet washcloth, receiving blanket, toy, etc, etc. But no biting people, biting hurts people!
Then, when it is time to nurse, have one of those objects (wet or wet frozen washcloths were my favorite) nearby. If she starts to bite, or gets "the look," offer the object, saying "No biting Mommy. Biting hurts Mommy. Bite this, it's OK to bite the washcloth," or words to that effect. Try not to scream or yell when she does get a bite in!
Have patience, it will work eventually, I guarantee.