thread: Ouch he`s biting!!!!

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Aug 2004
    Hunter Valley, Wine Country, NSW

    Ouch he`s biting!!!!

    What can I do girls?? Matthew has decided that biting is a great way to get a reaction from Mummy during breastfeeding, he hasn`t as yet broken the skin but has left teeth marks and my it hurts, last night I made him cry as I yelled out in pain wheras today after biting he has a cheeky grin on his face.

    I do normally pull him off and tell him it`s naughty but at 6 months I`m sure he`s not going to understand what I`m talking about.

    Take Care


  2. #2
    Resident Samsquanch

    Jan 2005
    Down by the ocean

    Put him on the floor as soon as he bites you. Don't make a bit fuss about it, just let him know he has done the wrong thing.

  3. #3
    Colleen Guest

    oh yeah, im hearing you! Ive had this prob a few times and the lovely girls of BB gave me some great tips like Sammi-J's

    I have found that he usually bites to relieve pressure so if hes doing it, I put him on the floor, give him some teething gel and a water ring thats been in the fridge and try to feed him after 5 minutes.

    Trust me , its HURTS when they draw blood so I hope this technique can help you out!!!


  4. #4
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2004

    Dee - they DEFINITLY understand no. I've only told Jenna NO once when she bit me, and she absolutely cracked it, I couldn't stop laughing as I had no idea she would understand it.
    And shane is trying to stop her pulling the glass of his face. He has said no a couple of times, and sme thing - she definitly knows what no is, if not just from the tone in our voice.

    Time to start I think - you dont want to be bitten many more times. It bloody hurts!! Other things to try are softly blocking the nose (makes them pull off) or give them a flick on the cheek.


  5. #5
    Registered User

    Aug 2004
    Hunter Valley, Wine Country, NSW

    Thanks Girls for your tips

  6. #6
    ok take 2 of going back to work.....

    Nov 2004
    Giving the gift of life to a friend..

    HA HA PMSL...Sorry Fi, can just see all these Breastfeeding Mums flicking their kids cheeks!!!

    Definately babies understand in our voice tones...

    GoodLuck though sounds painful

  7. #7
    Registered User

    Mar 2005

    Aw Fi, I sympathise big time,in the end Will would get this as you say"cheeky" grin and then bite & god it hurts like hell.

    As i was determined to feed for a year, and I did. I was heart broken to end it, but ok soon after as the last time he bit me, he drew BLOOD. :evil:

  8. #8
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW

    Dee - I am not able to give you any pearls of wisdom (havent been there yet) but i really hope all these things work for you, that must be awful!