Help Me- He Bites!!!
My darling son has just decided to use me as a teether...
He is almost 6 months now, and while he got his (bottom two) teeth at 4.5 months, he has just started clamping down shaking his head back and forth- like a dog with a bone! It's awful, and my nipples are bruised and have deep teeth marks... ouch. (when he does this, he first "un-latches"- so quickly, though, that I never seem to be able to stop him)
I have heard that "yelling" at him, saying "that hurts Mommy", and the general painful reaction is usually enough to scare them into not biting... Not my guy! He thinks it's funny.
I've also heard that I should stop nursing (for that feeding) to reinforce that biting isn't okay. Hasn't stopped him yet!
HELP ME PLEASE! This is really threatening my decision to breastfeed until he's (at least) one year old. I don't want to hurt him or scare him- any better advice?
Mom to Charlie~ who just took his first steps at 10 3/4 months!
9lbs 9oz and 22" at birth
1wk: 9lbs 9.8oz
7wks: 13lbs 6oz and 25"!
5 months 2 weeks: 22lbs and 30 inches
10 months 2 weeks: 27lbs and 33 inches