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what do i do if my baby is biting me while nursing?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
31 years experience Pediatrics
Biting: If your baby bites while nursing, immediately put your finger in his/her mouth and remove him from your breast. Minimize distractions, try to remain calm, and allow her to start nursing again. If the biting continues, he/she may not be hungry. Try again later. If babies receive a consistent message that biting equals no more nursing, they will stop.
Answered on Jun 5, 2013
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Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Talk to MD: If your baby is teething, biting and still breast feeding it may be time to consider a switch to the bottle or solid foods.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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