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What do I do if my baby bites while nursing?
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Stop the session
It is most effective to immediately stop the feeding session.
Do not purposefully yell or scream as this will just scare baby. After a few minutes start nursing again. Babies often bite when they are bored, full or teething. Watch your baby carefully during nursing and if they stop actively sucking take them off the breast. If your baby is teething allow them to chew on washcloths.

In brief: Stop the session
It is most effective to immediately stop the feeding session.
Do not purposefully yell or scream as this will just scare baby. After a few minutes start nursing again. Babies often bite when they are bored, full or teething. Watch your baby carefully during nursing and if they stop actively sucking take them off the breast. If your baby is teething allow them to chew on washcloths.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Stephen Hefler
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Remove from breast
Baby learns that if she bites food (the breast) gets taken away.
It's stimulus/response training.

In brief: Remove from breast
Baby learns that if she bites food (the breast) gets taken away.
It's stimulus/response training.
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Dr. Stephen Hefler
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