Re: 1st tooth! (Positive Stories, Anyone
It should be fine, mama! I'm nursing a 19 month old with a mouth full of sharp white teeth, and she only bit me a few times in the very beginning when she started getting teeth and didn't yet understand how to handle them. And my first daughter never bit!
Most babies bite rarely or not at all. When a baby is properly latched, she can't bite, because she'd bite her own tongue. But if you have a baby who bites, there are strategies that can help you deal with it- you learn to identify when the baby is transitioning from active feeding to playing around, and take her off the breast before you get bitten, or you use some gentle conditioning techniques where you remove the baby from the breast immediately after a bite and put her down, which teaches her that biting ends the feeding and is therefore not something she wants to do.
I agree that most of the moms who talk about how awful biting is are often the same ones who don't really enjoy breastfeeding and are very ready to be done by the time their kids get teeth. For those moms, a single nip can be the straw that breaks the camel's back. But if you enjoy nursing, you're probably the sort of person who doesn't think the risk of an occasional bite is too high a price to pay for continuing to nurse.
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