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  1. #1
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    Sadie is 9 weeks and she is always eating her hands and drooling all over the place. She started biting me when she's nursing now and left a blood blister on my nipple!! She's just getting over an ear infection. I don't know if that has anything to do with it. Any suggestions? Could she be teething this early?

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    3 months? Yes, teething can start that early! The teeth start moving around in the baby's gums long before they break the surface, so you may not see them for a few more months yet.

    Does the chomping come at any particular time during the feeding?
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    It seems like she's biting towards the end of the feeding.

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    My DD did that a lot around 3-4 months and JUST got her first tooth breaking through yesterday. I think some of it was teething and some of it was helping control the flow. I have OALD & OS.
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    My daughter didn't start biting until she was about 6 months. Whenever she did I unlatched her and took her away. She would scream for a few minutes then I would let her back on. It only took about 5 times before she realized that if she bit she didn't get food haha. I dunno if that will help in your case. But its worth a try maybe?

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    Yes, agree with PP. It sounds like teething. When my DS was biting during nursing sessions, I would nurse him with my finger at the tip of his mouth/my nipple. As soon as he started to tense his jaw muscles and get ready to clamp down, I would de-latch him. I was very vigilant with watching and leaning about him during the biting months. We powered thru the biting and continued our happy nursing relationship.
    Good luck!
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    Thanks for the advice!! Hopefully she will stop soon. It hasn't been as much of a problem the past 24 hrs

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