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August 7th, 2012, 06:14 PM
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I am certain that when I told baby "no!" when she bit while latching, it frightened her (she actually cried). Now she won't nurse! It's been at least a full day. Whenever I try to nurse, she automatically starts crying. What am I going to do? I've read all the info on Kellymom and LLL and I guess it takes patience, but I'm heartbroken that this could be the end.

I tried bathing with her and lying down with her-nothing yet. I've done lots of skin time today, too. I'm still pumping lots - and giving her the bottle that she would never take from me before.

I really don't want to give in yet-I wanted to wean her gradually and lovingly-not like this.
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August 8th, 2012, 05:43 AM
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oh geez! that is terrible. I would just keep offering and doing it while she is almost asleep, or even start nursing her while she is asleep.
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August 9th, 2012, 09:55 AM
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Wow. That's so sad. Jade is scared by sudden noises and movements and has cried when I say NO firmly. =< i would keep offering.
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August 9th, 2012, 02:38 PM
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Update: we made it through! The strike is over.

Yesterday, every time I would put her to breast, she would bite. I think she was perhaps trying the waters to see how I would react. It was painful, but I didn't want to jeopardize her trusting me again. Anyway... She tried to bite again today, so I just set her down and stopped.

This whole thing has proven to me that I do not want to wean just yet. I love our BFing relationship, and it truly makes her a happy baby.
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August 9th, 2012, 04:40 PM
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yeah for a good update! you can also push her face towards you to get her to release. And they won't bite if they are actively nursing, so take her off when she is done eating.
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August 11th, 2012, 12:17 PM
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Glad to see things worked out! My little guy has started to nibble on me a couple times too and got scared and cried when i said no no (even when he bit my shoulder lol) but hey it's a learning process i guess.
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