I have 3 kids, so here's where I am at:
With my first, she bit when I didn't expect it. I screamed out in pain. It scared the bejesus out of her, and she was actually afraid to nurse... but, never did it again, ha.
With my second, same thing. Bit once, I screamed. Scared her. I think she may have done it by accident a few more times, but easy peasy.
This is my 3rd. She is 14 months. She has two bottom and two top teeth. There are 4 uppers trying to break through at the same time, so this child is a biting beast. She bites everything. My arms, cheeks, fingers... bites while she is blowing raspberries on my belly... and, of course, when she nurses. I am acually at the point of wanting to give up, even though I usually nurse them til they are 2... she has milk protien issues, as does her middle sister, so I struggle with this.
I have tried yelling "NO BITE". It makes her laugh. I have unlatched and put her down, while saying "No bite!" which makes her cry... but, usually, as soon as I trust her enough to try and feed, she gets this little smile, and CHOMP! So, our nursing sessions usually have her nursing, while I have one hand poised to unlatch at a second's notice. Oh, it makes her mad... but, day before yesterday, she bit me every single time I nursed. (She was also up until 1230 screaming and crying in pain from her teeth...we do sign language, so she kept telling me her mouth hurt). I feel bad for her, but I am actually kinda scared of my own kid, haha.
It's interesting how all kids are different. She KNOWS she isn't supposed to do it... but, where my yelps scared her sisters, she finds the whole thing to be a game and quite hysterical. So, I have taken to trying not to react, except to say "No bite. OUCH!", doing the "pain" sign, immediately putting her down and walking out of the room. She asks for "nee nee", and I tell her "No nee nees for biters". Yesterday, she bit me 3 times. Today (while it is only 930), I have nursed her twice, and she hasn't so far. Though, she was half asleep this morning and every time she would stop actively nursing, I broke her suction. I hate being so tense while feeding her. Used to, it was such a nice time to cuddle and love. Now, it's like watching a horror movie. So suspenseful.
Workin on losing the baby weight so I can get back to "maintaining" my 100 lb weight loss... Ticker reflects PP weight and my goal weight...
"Behind every beautiful thing there’s been some kind of pain." ~ Bob Dylan ~ Not Dark Yet
| Pounds lost: 0.0