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6 month biting!

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Copps Wed 24-Oct-12 15:54:19

my 6 mnth old has started biting my nipples (he has just started teething badly). i have been saying 'no' firmly and putting him down on the floor. any other ideas??

AnnaLiza Wed 24-Oct-12 16:22:37

They usually grow out of it pretty quickly - it's just an "experiment from their point of view. Take a look at Kellyom
One word of caution. Be careful with that technique of saying no firmly and putting baby on the floor. I read on Kellymom that it can cause a nursing strike and I think this is what happened to us last month (DS is 8 months).

AnnaLiza Wed 24-Oct-12 16:26:19

Sorry I should clarify that I shouted no quote loudly and DS started crying. I must have scared him sad

Copps Wed 24-Oct-12 19:14:38

aww bless! thanks for the warning tho smile

urbandaisy Wed 24-Oct-12 21:19:57

My DS did this at a similar age and occasionally still bites when teething (he's 13 months).

If he bites, I try not to shriek (I did once, he got such a fright and got very upset), unlatch him, tell him firmly 'no biting' and then let him latch back on. Repeat at every little nip. He actually stopped pretty quickly...

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