The majority of babies bite at one time or another. It's not fun, and it's a habit you definitely want to break early. But, it's even worse when the baby is injuring the human vessel that provides his meals – also known as, Mommy. Not only is it painful while it's happening, but when your baby bites your nipple, it can make it very uncomfortable to nurse him at his next feeding. As a nursing mom, it's important to learn how to keep your baby from biting while breastfeeding.
Babies will bite for many reasons. According to WebMD, they use biting as a way to explore the world, to elicit a reaction, to get attention, or simple because they are bored and frustrated. But the majority of babies bite when they are teething and in pain, as the site further explained. Because of this, several Etsy shops and baby stores now carry teething and nursing necklaces that moms can wear. They are designed to keep a baby entertained while nursing, and to provide them with a handy teething ring when they need some relief.
If your breastfed baby is beginning to gnaw, here are some ways to keep him from biting you while you breastfeed.