What to do if baby always bites nipples during feeding
It is believed that many mothers who have breast-fed their children to 5 months or more have experienced this: You have a baby who is breast-feeding, and enjoys the joy of feeding comfortably, with a peace of mind.
Suddenly, a tingling pain in the nipple came, you screamed almost out of control, and looked down, it turned out that the little guy had just bitten you.
At this time, if the villain is not stunned or crying by your screams, he is amused by such a response and is smirking at you!
If it is the latter case, it is estimated that you will come to your heart with anger. The first instinctual response is to pull out the nipple and criticize the little guy severely.
In fact, even if the baby is scared to cry by your screams, you may be very angry: obviously you bit me, I hurt, what’s your cry?
The consequences of this strong reaction from mothers often go against expectations. First of all, it cannot effectively prevent the baby from recurring. Many babies feel fun about the mother’s overreaction, thinking that this is a game, and they like to stimulate it more.reaction.
The nipple is a very delicate organ, which will be injured soon after biting, which will bring greater pain to the breastfeeding, and even some mothers give up breastfeeding.
2. Secondly, it is also a consequence of more resolute conditioning, that is, the baby is frightened by the strong reaction of the mother, or because she does not understand the pain of the mother, and does not understand why the mother is so fierce towards herself, but she is angry with the mother.Refusal to eat milk within days, the term for breastmilk replacement is called “strike milk”.
Understand why your baby bites the teat. Possible reasons: Physical signs of long teeth: swollen gums, heat, red Countermeasure: 1 Use a cold tooth fixator to make sure your baby’s gums are comfortable before feeding.
2 Pay attention to your baby’s feeding situation. If you are full, you should let your baby leave the breast.
3 Stay alert and pause when your baby’s sucking behavior changes.
4 Rub the baby’s gums and swelling pain cream (the doctor specifies the medicines available to the baby) 5 Massage for the baby.
Probable cause: Stomach congestion, physical symptoms: baby’s runny nose, unable to breathe comfortably and countermeasures: 1 Use a sucker to suck the baby’s nose.
2 Use fumigation (add salt) to improve your baby’s nasal congestion.
3 Prevention of pediatrician medication and home care principles.
4 Massage for the baby.
Probable cause: Artificial pacifier sucking physical symptoms: Because sucking artificial pacifier is not the same as sucking mother’s breast. Countermeasures: 1 temporarily stop using artificial pacifier.
2Learn other ways to soothe your baby.
Possible cause: Decreased milk volume. Physical symptoms: baby will cry because it can’t drink milk. Countermeasure: 1 Cause of decreased milk volume.
2 Follow the principle of lactation-supplementary feeding (or excessive collection of milk without artificial milk) 3 keep relaxed.
4 Continue breastfeeding at night.
Possible cause: easy to be disturbed. Physical symptoms: At this time, the baby is curious about the outside world. When feeding, she likes to look around.
2Sing in a minor or with your baby’s personality, or touch your skin to soothe your baby, so that your baby can focus on interacting with you.
If your baby is biting you for the first time, please keep calm first, don’t yell or yell at your baby and let her be frightened; don’t rush to pull out your nipples, I suggest you, take a deep breath firstSpit it out slowly, wait for your mind to calm down, then let your baby loose, and then take a good look at your breasts.
This is to prevent you from being in a hurry and damaging your nipples.
After being bitten, you can also pause breastfeeding, fix your baby’s teeth, and tell him in a serious tone: “This is the only bite that mothers can have.
“Don’t think that the baby is small and don’t understand anything. In fact, she reacts to her mother’s tone.
Moms need to keep in mind the important fact that a child who eats milk properly will not bite the teat.
At the time of the bite, the baby has finished feeding.
Therefore, mothers who have bitten cocks should pay attention to observation during the feeding process. When they see that the baby has fed enough milk, swallowing slows down, and when they start entertaining, they can try to pull out the nipples to prevent the baby from biting.
Sometimes the baby tells his mother with a nipple: I’m full.
Sharing breastfeeding experience and knowledge In fact, breast milk can usually be eaten until more than 1 year old.
Baby biting mother’s nipple is just a small challenge in parent-child nursing relationship!
The most feared thing is that people often ask mothers to wean their children. In this way, breastfeeding mothers often bring a lot of psychological stress and fear.
In fact, when you encounter obstacles and need support, the most hope is that someone can share with you the experience and knowledge of feeding.
If you need other relevant breastfeeding information, I will be happy to share and communicate with you, and I am more willing to support your desire to continue breastfeeding and breeding.
Enjoy this period of time. Your baby is growing fast!
The other two methods are also more effective1. When you feel bitten, calmly insert your finger between the nipple and the baby’s gum, remove the nipple, and say to the baby, “You must not bite your mother.” 2. When bitten, gently push your baby’s head towards your breasts and plug his nose.
The baby instinctively releases his mouth because he suddenly finds himself unable to breathe while biting.
After so many times, the baby will understand that biting the mother will make him uncomfortable, and he will automatically stop biting.
At the same time, the mother should pay attention to the observation, because of what the baby bites the nipple.
If you have long teeth, prepare some teether or molar toys in the refrigerator, or freeze a banana, and usually bite the baby without these painful items, and even let the baby bite enough before feeding.
When you are hungry and stop breastfeeding, you should promptly let your baby bite these molars to relieve the discomfort of the baby’s gums. At the same time, tell the baby: you can’t bite your mother, but you can bite things.
You should tell your baby gently: “Don’t bite your mother, your mother hurts.” For babies who are born to bite their nipples, if it is only hypertonic, it is recommended that the mother take a warm bath or gently massage the baby before feeding.On all fours, wipe the baby’s face with hot and cold water alternately.
And strictly control the baby’s engagement breast position, using your fingers to firmly press the baby’s lower lip or chin to prevent the baby from biting teeth; always press your hand on the baby’s chin during feeding, it will also make the baby more comfortable to feed.
If the teething condition lasts for 6 weeks?
More than 8 weeks, you should take your baby to the hospital for a check immediately to see if there is a neurological birth defect.