I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving day. Yesterday, for those that celebrate Thanksgiving it's a day to spend with...
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving day. Yesterday, for those that celebrate Thanksgiving it's a day to spend with family and have super food. For those of you breastfeeding it may have been a day where you were the main course. feed-me.jpgSadly, your baby will, at some point, develop teeth and decide that munching on your breasts or nipples seems like fun. This doesn't mean it's time to ween your baby though and there are some things you can do. Once babies get their teeth they don't simply try to bite you to be mean. In fact when a baby is actually breastfeeding correctly she won't be biting you at all. Once she's full of milk is another story. After your baby eats and is no longer hungry she may feel like hanging out at your breast and taking a nibble. If she bites you can try holding her in closer so that she re-latches on better. If she won't latch on and continues to bite say, "No biting" and remove the little biter from your breast. If she starts biting early on during a feeding it could be a sign she's not hungry. Another reason might be that your milk flow is problematic. Sometimes the pill or other meds can slow milk flow. Frequent bottles and being overly tired (you not the baby) can also slow the flow. If the biting continues to happen early during feedings see a lactation consultant or your health care provider. As to biting once your baby is full of milk removing her at the first bite will nip this behavior in the bud. Babies don't like it when you end the feeding session first and will quickly learn not to bite because of it.

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