How to Breastfeed: Baby Biting
I loved breastfeeding up until the moment I got bit for the first time. OUCH! It hurt so bad not really because of the physical pain as pain as the shock. It was totally unexpected!
Since the first time, my baby has become a weekly biter — meaning I get bit at least once a month. Once, not only did she bite me, but she held my nipple between her teeth as she pulled back and moved her head back and forth repeatedly. This had to be one of the greatest pains I ever experienced.
So what’s a mom to do? I still wanted to continue breastfeeding because I know how good breast milk is for my developing baby. But after being bit a few times, I would declare, “BREAST FEEDING IS ENDING TODAY.” But then when I would calm down (and my nipple would stop throbbing), I would realize I didn’t want to cut breastfeeding short just because of temporary discomfort.
So I grabbed my computer and started researching and youtubing to find some advice about what I should do. This video was great. It really helped and so far so good — no biting!
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