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Breastfeeding and Teeth Don't Mix!

the not so innocent tooth
Can you see that tooth? I was so excited when I first noticed it one day when she laughed. It's so tiny and cute. But that little sucker is dangerous! Nia bit me for the first time a week ago. In the past she's clamped down, but gums don't compare to teeth. When it happened I let out an "Ouch!" and she just laughed. Can any breastfeeding moms (or former breastfeeding mothers) give me advice on how to discourage her from using me as a teething ring when she nurses? Or do i just have to grin frown and bear it?

originally posted at Jasiri

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Comment by Dara on October 27, 2007 at 4:21pm
thanks for the advice. i've gotten lots of advice/tips, i guess i'll have to decide what works best for my situation.

thanks again.
Comment by Mom Bloggers Club on October 25, 2007 at 7:25pm
Love this picture. How absolutely beautiful. Now, I know a lot of moms will probably disagree with this advice, but this is what I did.

When both of my girls decided to clamp down on my breasts -- for kicks, I might add -- they thought it was cute ;), I would give them a tiny swat on their little diapered heinies to let them know, "Hey, That HUUURT!" I think the yelp from me is what gave them the clear message: Don't bite mommy!

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