Re: Biting Help
The only thing I can say is it is a phase, and yes it hurts hurts hurts!! The best advice I found is make sure that her she is actually hungry before nursing, if she is chewing fingers, drooling, etc. try offering her a chilled teether first to see if that satisfies her. You will still get bitten though, and each time in a stern but not scary voice say, "Ouch, no biting mommy." You dont want to scare her into a nursing strike, but you do want to get your point accross. WHen I went through that I was just sure there was no way my LO could understand that concept, but I did it anyway, and sure enough he stopped within a few days/weeks.
Emily, mommy to
Jeremija Charles - 5/30/07 - nursed 26 mo, and
Aleksandar Hayes - 12/13/09 - nursing strong!
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