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I was just lying on the bed playing w/ds and I was giving him a teether toy b/c for the last couple of weeks he's been chomping down on my nips. Well hate to say it but my nip are industrial strength so it doesn't really hurt, but I know that it would become a bad habit if it persists. I've also noticed him chomping on his tongue alot so I stuck my finger on his bottom gums and he has 2 raised bumps in the center! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: He can't be getting teeth yet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/praying.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="praying">: My last child was almost 12 mo before she cut a tooth. What do I do? I have no experience with early teething and bfing. And how do I stop the chomping down on my nips w/such a little baby. I mean when last dd was cutting teeth she was old enough to talk to and me feel like she could understand what no meant but 3 mo. HELP
 

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It's not that bad. My first got teeth at 6 mos and my second at 4. They each bit me one time No wait, my first bit me once, I asked my mom what to do, and he bit me one time after htat. My 2nd only bit me once. On the nipple anyway. This is what my mom told me to do: take the baby off (smoosh him against your breast so he has to let go to breathe if he won't let you gently remove him.) then make a sad/mad face and say "No biting! Biting hurts!" Put the baby down on the floor, cross your arms, repeat no biting and turn your back on the baby or leave the room. Let the baby fuss/cry for a little while (like 30 seconds to a minute.) then pick them up again. Babies aren't dumb. Mine never did it again, anyway. My mom nursed 5 kids. I usually find her advice helpful. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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hey wendy, that's a good idea! ds is four months now and is starting to cut and i was wondering how i was gonna deal with that. thanx!
 

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DS has his 2 middle bottom teeth. He got them at just over 4 months (a;most 5.5 months now). He but me once when I wasnt expecting it and I yelped. Couldn't help it. He looked at me all confused lol it really was a sweet face... I said "No bite" very seriously and calmly. He raised his eyebrows and started sloowly biting down. I said "no bite, just drink" He latched on as normal and has only chomped me once when he was half asleep and having a bad teething day, but I was able to catch it by sticking a pinky in there. It really does feel dfferent when he's about to bite. Whole different jaw movement. The tongue covers the teeth too.<br><br>
Good luck!<br><br>
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if your dc has a good latch, it is impossible to bite while nursing. all the bites i've received have been during those moments when ds is falling off or when he's intentionally popping on and off and on and off. i just try to make sure that he gets a big mouthful of boob <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> and then i pull him in snuggly.
 

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If it seems to be bothering him you could give him a cold washcloth or something else to bite before a nursing session. Also same as PP, if the baby is actively nursing they can not bite- the tongue is in the way. So if you are not paying attention or talking on the phone etc. he may want attention and pull his tongue back and try to nip and play to you talk with him. Also if he starts to fall asleep and slide of he may bite trying to latch back on. You could always just pay close attention when the sucking-swallowing really slows down you could slide your finger in and unlatch. If he is really hungry he will let you know. My little nursling is 5 months and a little white dot is coming through! My other son was almost 8 months so this is early for me to!
 

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I'm a volunteer breastfeeding counselor (for almost five years now), and i've been bitten quite a few times by two of my very early tooth-sprouting babies for whom breast schmooshing and NOs did NOT work for <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> My first got his first tooth @ 8.5 mo, and he "got" the no bites, hurts mommy bit. My next had razors, I mean teeth, at 3 months. My dd had a tooth @ 2.75 mo. Just really young.<br><br>
Honestly, when I heard "if they're breastfeeding correctly, they won't bite you" so many times I wanted to scream. No offense bluets--I totally know what you're saying <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> If I wasn't using my breasts to feed them, they wouldn't have access to bite me. I did most everything anyone recommended (but nothing violent), but my nurslings had quick reflexes and fast chompers. They had the teeth, but did't know how to use them yet.<br><br>
Anyway, I really don't bring up the biting w/a lot of people, b/c for the most part, it's not a big deal....but during the biting stage, it really can be very painful. I think it's important to recognize it really is a serious issue for some mothers, offer support and suggestions, but realize and hope they understand that some babies just need some time to "get it." Despite all the precautions, attention paying, washcloth offering, etc <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Sorry to have gone astray here......back to tips and suggestions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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