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DD (12 months) is into biting me ALL the time now. She got her first two teeth on the bottom about a month ago and is now getting her two top teeth. Those things are sharp<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> .<br><br>
Today she bit me 4 times throughout the day. I don't know what to do, I actually had thoughts of weaning today as I was crying out in pain for the fourth time. I really don't want to wean her...she is definitely not ready and I think 12 months is too young anyway. But what should I do? Every reaction I have makes her laugh and bite harder.<br><br>
Things I have tried:<br><br>
Prying her gums apart with my finger--if I can actually fit it in there it works, but she always clamps down harder and giggles as I'm getting my finger in there.<br><br>
Plugging her nose--this actually makes her laugh hysterically. I don't know why she thinks it's so funny, but as she laughs she chomps down real hard before she lets go.<br><br>
Screaming out in pain--just a natural reaction on my part, although I try real hard to keep quiet since DD thinks Mommy yelling is funny.<br><br>
Everytime she bites I put her down and don't nurse her for a while. If DH is home I hand her over to him and leave the room (or the house). I also tell her "Ouch. Don't bite" in a firm and serious voice, but that has no effect whatsoever.<br><br>
I have no idea what to do. I'm beginning to dread nursing her. She nurses 5 or 6 times a day. Please someone give me some suggestions.
 

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Hey mama...I feel your pain. My son has chomped the nipple now and then. It seems that you are doing all the right things...what a good mama. I know it is frustrating and painful but don't give up yet.<br><br>
The one thing I did with Seren when he was teething and more opt to bite was not to feed him unless I knew he was hungry and in the mood for serious nursing...instead of "mama, i sure like this chi-chi in my mouth." That made him focus on the feeding part.<br><br>
When you say "plugging her nose" I'm guessing you did this by pulling her into your breast? I did that a few times and of course he let go in order to breathe. But I still had to endure the initial pain.<br><br>
You might try some homeopathic remedy for her teething if you think this is why she is biting. Chamomile works well, as well as the Hyland's teething tablets and gel.<br><br>
Does she chomp on other things? Toys, biscuits? It's so hard to give advice to a baby that I don't know. They all are so different, but she is fortunate to have a mama so willing to keep with the nursing.<br><br>
I don't know if this was much help, but I just want you to know that I'll tell my baby to send "no no" vibes to your little one!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/flower.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="flower">
 
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