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I'm sure there's been a thread about this already. I'm just lazy this morning. My almost 5 month old started this yesterday. She has no teeth yet, but man! I thought she took some with her. I tried to remember about not yanking out. I wasn't able to bring her to me quickly enough. She let go before I could. I did say NO, very mean mommy like and gave her the finger. (The pointer finger sillies!) What do you think? Was that a silly thing to do? Is there something better? She bit one time after that, but none since then. However, it's only 8am, and we have the whole day ahead of us.
 

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yea- normal thing to do. with each of my children i would firmly say no and sort of tap their mouth. they maybe bit a few times after that but it stopped. first two didn't get teeth till way later though. this baby got them at 5 months! she still hadn't figured out the no bite thing by the time the teeth came in! she has now though. she hasn't done it in a good month or so. babe will eventually learn. just keep being firm. it'll break your heart though. mine would look at me like "what did you just do???" and then squish up their face in an awful pout and cry for a minute. i'd just pick them up and hold them till they stopped and things were fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I have a biter. Actually, it's usually there when she's teething but she's been known to do it just for fun.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
Key is preventing it. Before DD had teeth, I used to keep my finger in the corner of her mouth so when she clamped down, I could shove my finger in there and prevent her from taking my nipple off. Setting her down and firmly saying no never did anything for me. Maybe my kid's just stubborn...<br><br>
Other thing that people suggest is smooshing the babe's face into your breast. That usually makes them let go.<br><br>
And remember not to overreact. If you make your reaction to a bite 'fun' then it's even harder to get them to stop. I had this for about two weeks, so I had to go in the other direction and not react at all, just use whatever way I could to get her off the nipple.<br><br>
Here's a great article:<br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/older-baby/biting.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/older-baby/biting.html</a><br>
and another one<br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/older-baby/nursing-manners.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/older-bab...g-manners.html</a><br><br>
HTH!
 

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DS bit me a few times when his teeth first came in. I dont know how people avoid overreacting when someone is clamping down on your nipple with new sharp teeth. The first time I yelped and took him off. The times after that I smooshed his face (and yelped LOL) into my boob. He stopped after about 2 days.
 
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