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ok, i know there have been several threads about biting recently, but ds isn't so much biting. when he starts to drift off at the breast the nipple starts to slip out, so he tightens his latch, only now my nipple is against his teeth! ouch!!!<br><br>
or he'll pull off the breast letting my nipple scrape against his teeth.<br><br>
i cannot let my mom be right about this. she believes teeth are a good reason to cut ds (7 mos) off cold turkey. yeah right!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
what can i do?<br><br>
[ps when he's awake and has bit me, i unlatch him and tell him no biting. he rarely bites anymore so that seems to have helped]
 

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my son has been doing the pull off with closed jaw for a couple days now. he is also getting new teeth in so maybe they just need a few days to get used to their new latch with their new teeth?<br><br>
i hope our boys nurse well again soon
 

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dd does this sometimes too and i just keep a finger right next to her mouth so i can pull the boob out before she comes close to biting. she usually stirs a bit and re-latches but after a few attempts she will usually be in a deep enough sleep that she doesnt attempt to relatch.
 

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unfortunately, my nipples have gotten really sore after the last few days of this. He's not being aggressive at all, not actually biting me, just scraping as he latches (sucks the nipple in) and lets the nipple slide out, mostly as he's falling asleep. as poorly as he sleeps I'm loathe to wake him up by being to responsive, though my gasps of pain today got to be enough to semi-rouse him. *sigh* bf'ing is NOT supposed to hurt.<br><br>
Come on ladies, I know that Erin anc Super Duper and I are not the only ones with this problem!
 

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i'm sure you have tried all these things, but i will tell you what i do. cuz no, you are not the only one w/ the problem.<br><br>
- i use lanolin if it gets painful<br>
- i try to use positions that minimize the scraping<br>
- if he is falling asleep and scraping, i put him over my shoulder and rock him to sleep. if he complains, i just try again after a few minutes<br><br>
dont listen to your mom. if you want to wean or cut back, do so b/c you want to, not b/c of what she says. i know it is hard. i just got the weaning comments from my grandma and my ds is only 10 months. they are so young. what are they thinking?!
 

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My dd used to do this a lot when she was drifting off to sleep. One thing I noticed that made it worse was when she was in a position where as she fell asleep and her muscles relaxed she would pull away from the breast. Holding her in a position where her head was supported enough that when she fell asleep and relaxed her head wouldn't move seemed to help her stay on. Then as she fell asleep she was less likely to slip off the breast and then scrape herself back on. She eventually stopped doing it, either awake or asleep, though, so hopefully it won't be permanent for your little one either!
 
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