You’ve probably been there or are worried it's on the horizon: you’re having a nice, quiet and peaceful nursing session with your little one, when all of a sudden *crunch*, your nipple becomes a chew toy. New teeth do not mean the end of breastfeeding. What causes babies to bite? And how can you stop it?
As a new mom dealing with a biting baby, a parent once told me I should bite him back. Another mom told me to “flick his cheek”. So let’s start with some basics to help with the biting issue, and I’ll preface with: DON’T BITE YOUR CHILD OR FLICK HIM/HER! But that just goes to show you that there is a lot of advice out there, much of which is not always so good.