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#1 of 5 Old 03-24-2003, 06:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
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my 11 month dd has started biting me while nursing. I have taken away the boob and firmly but gently told her that mama is not for biting but she seems to like to use her teeth when latching on. She has also been biting everything else in sight-her clothes, daddy, my hand--I know she's been teething and it's probably just a stage but any suggestions? As she's been getting bigger she has went from a very weak latch to super-suction-with-teeth latch and it's making our nursing sessions very uncomfortable.

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I'm in the midst of the exact same experience. My son is 11 mo, too, and has been doing this for weeks now.

One thing I found was that I was feeding him TOO often! After months of 10-12 times a day, I discovered that he can go 3-4 (occasionally more!) hours between feedings--and we're doing nothing but breastmilk with a little solids every few days. That has helped with the biting during nursing situation. The other biting (clothes, arm, fingers, EVERYTHING!) still goes on, but hey, he IS teething!
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Joanna,
Hopefully your dd is just teething and this biting phase won't last too long. My dd has done the biting thing too, and it's usually right before a new tooth comes through. The last time she bit me it was hard enough to draw blood. I instinctively screamed so loud that it really scared her. She hasn't bitten since then!
T Joanna, I noticed your dd's name. I was wondering how it is pronounced and what the origin is. My dd is Annelies, which a German name. It is pronounced like Annalise. People are always confused about it since they aren't used to the German spelling.
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Does it help if you give him some teething tablets before you try to nurse him? Or give him a cold washcloth to chew on first to "get it out of his system"?

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thank you so much for the tips-I will definately try the cold washcloth!!

Annelie's name is very common in sweden (pronounced ahn-a-lee)
I am american but my folks are scandinavians (dad is a swede-mom is american-norwegian) we call her anna for short
I like the spelling of your dd's name How pretty the pronouciation

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