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I nurse my DS to sleep every night in our bed. He usually falls asleep pretty easily; however, lately he has started to bite down on my nipple just before he drifts off. OUCH!! I try to unlatch him by putting my finger in the corner of his mouth either right before I think it is going to happen or right after, but have a heck of a time unlatching him. I often have to lay there for a good 45 minutes before he lets my nipple fall out of his mouth so that I can escape for the evening. Does anyone else have this problem? If so, did it resolve or is this a fact of life now that he has a full set of teeth? Does anyone have other methods of unlatching? I am wondering if it is a jaw/alignment issue or what. We have always had our biting issues. For example, when he is teething (which seems like every couple of weeks), he will pull off with his teeth -- which I have dubbed "flossing off." It is very painful and often leaves cuts. Not fun.
 

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Ouchie! Hugz to you.<br><br>
How about squeezing a dummy into the corner of his mouth?<br><br>
Or is that illegal?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
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I had this same exact thing happen with my dd (she is now 2) and it was something that finally just stopped on its own. If I would try to put my finger in the corner of her mouth to unlatch her it would wake her up and once you've been bitten, it's hard to get them to detach easily. I think it is some sort of reflex or something that just happens as they are just falling off to sleep, but as I said it went away on its own after a couple of months or so.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/slinggirl.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Slinggirl">
 

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i've found that putting a finger in the corner of his mouth AND a finger on his chin does the trick. it sort of pushes his bottom jaw back and then his teeth aren't aligned enough to hurt. and omg i HATE the "scraping off" (as i call it) that is the worst feeling.
 

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DS does this when he's teething. It's like he's full of tension in his mouth or something. Hurst like a son of a .... OMG, i have woke cursing like a sailor when it does happen. Of course, this typically wakes him and we have to nurse again.<br><br>
Finger in the corner of his mouth on ready alert is my only advice. Now that his canines are in this is a bit trickier- no where to insert finger. Sometimes, i can actually cause him to bite me.<br><br>
He hasn't done this in a while though, so maybe he is outgrowing it!! (He was two in Feb, fyi)
 

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I'm having this problem, too, and it is AGONY. I'm pregnancy, as well, and it just really makes me insane. And the frustrating part is that it only seems to happen when I've been trying to get him to sleep *forever* and know that if I disturb him at all, he'll immediately wake. Argh. I usually call Daddy in at that point, to take him and get him to sleep. Generally he'll go to sleep for Daddy MUCH easier than for me...too bad Daddy's not ready to take on the "Getting him down" as a formal "his role" sort of responsibility :p
 
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