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My 7mo just got 2 bottom teeth and now bites me while nursing. How can I stop this behavior? Will I have to wene her?

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Dr. Reid Winick
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Latching problem

Sounds like the baby might be having a problem latching on.
Speak to a lactating specialists. This is a common problem and is easy to fix.

In brief: Latching problem

Sounds like the baby might be having a problem latching on.
Speak to a lactating specialists. This is a common problem and is easy to fix.
Dr. Reid Winick
Dr. Reid Winick
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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry

In brief: Possibly

It's natural for a baby to bite with new teeth.
Additionally they need to latch on to breast feed. You can try to break the seal by placing your index finger between the mouth and breast-that may help "train" him/her. If that doesn't help, try pumping breast milk/bottle feeding. Don't worry about bonding time, if you're calm and happy, your baby will sense that and you'll both still bond.

In brief: Possibly

It's natural for a baby to bite with new teeth.
Additionally they need to latch on to breast feed. You can try to break the seal by placing your index finger between the mouth and breast-that may help "train" him/her. If that doesn't help, try pumping breast milk/bottle feeding. Don't worry about bonding time, if you're calm and happy, your baby will sense that and you'll both still bond.
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dr. Anna Guarna
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Dr. Deborah Archer
Pediatrics

In brief: Stop when she bites.

When she bites you pull her off the breast immediately, firmly tell her no and wait to refeed her. You should not have to wean her if you do not want to.

In brief: Stop when she bites.

When she bites you pull her off the breast immediately, firmly tell her no and wait to refeed her. You should not have to wean her if you do not want to.
Dr. Deborah Archer
Dr. Deborah Archer
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In brief: That's her way...

...Of telling you to give her something she can sink her teeth into.
Once she learns to tell between breast and chew-food, she may stop biting you.

In brief: That's her way...

...Of telling you to give her something she can sink her teeth into.
Once she learns to tell between breast and chew-food, she may stop biting you.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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