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    Unhappy Why is she biting me...it hurts!

    For a few days now my lo has been biting me during the beginning of our nursing sessions. She will latch on, begun to suck and then bite down and pull off. It really hurts. Does anybody know why she might be doing this?


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    Default Re: Why is she biting me...it hurts!

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mammaof2 View Post
    For a few days now my lo has been biting me during the beginning of our nursing sessions. She will latch on, begun to suck and then bite down and pull off. It really hurts. Does anybody know why she might be doing this?
    Is she teething? We had biting episodes when teething and when I had a dip in supply. Do either of those fit? Sorry Mama it hurts like he//
    Mommy to Maxwell 10-9-07 weaned with love (a party and a remote control monster truck) on his 4th birthday
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    Default Re: Why is she biting me...it hurts!

    She is only 10 weeks old, so it may be a little early for teething. I guess anything is possible though.

    We both have thrush. Could that have something to do with it?


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    Default Re: Why is she biting me...it hurts!

    Is it during your let-down? When she comes off, does it seem like your milk is coming out fast? If so, she may be trying to slow the flow of your milk. That's very common.


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    Default Re: Why is she biting me...it hurts!

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jeannie.bean View Post
    Is it during your let-down? When she comes off, does it seem like your milk is coming out fast? If so, she may be trying to slow the flow of your milk. That's very common.
    also with thrush it can be a little painful to suck so that could be it as well
    Mommy to Maxwell 10-9-07 weaned with love (a party and a remote control monster truck) on his 4th birthday
    My Boy 3-16-10
    And my sweet pea Sam 2-12-11

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    Default Re: Why is she biting me...it hurts!

    I don't think that my milk is coming out any faster than usual. I will pay more attention when she does it.

    She usually only does it on the first breast.


    I'm Laura, mamma of 2

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    8-30-08

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