Every mother who has breastfed can say that she has had difficult moments and others of pleasure breastfeeding her baby. Cracks, breast engorgement, mastitis, milk pearls, pain, little milk, a lot of milk, delay in the rise, poor grip are just some of the main complications that we face in breastfee
Every mother who has breastfed can say that she has had difficult moments and others of pleasure breastfeeding her baby. Cracks, breast engorgement, mastitis, milk pearls, pain, little milk, a lot of milk, delay in the rise, poor grip are just some of the main complications that we face in breastfeeding consultations, and They usually occur at birth or a few weeks after delivery. But, what to do if the baby bites the nipples during suction? Baby teething and breastfeeding
As the weeks go by, everything improves, and if breastfeeding continues we enter a sweet moment of breastfeeding. It is when we only see the positive of it: how comfortable and immediate it is, not having to carry water, milk powder, sterilize, heat; without getting into the benefits that breastfeeding has in itself.
And so, the days go by; and our baby is already smiling, he discovers his hands, he is gaining weight, the world is a mystery to him, he is growing happy. And suddenly everything takes it to the mouth, begins to discover its surroundings; and they start some nights in which we notice something more annoying, angry at times, drools a lot, has reddish, inflamed gums: the eruption of teeth can bewilder parents, although not all children have a bad time, so generally annoying and relieved when they exert pressure, that is to say they bite some object, they usually prefer it cool to relieve the pain.
Babies who are breastfed are often very calm with sucking on their mother's tit.
I think it is practically inevitable that a certain moment of the eruption of your teeth will arrive in which we will take a small bite from our little . There is absolutely nothing we can do to avoid it, because at these ages, no matter how much we explain to them that they can hurt us, they do not understand "papa".However, our children are brilliant: they know perfectly that Mom's tit is soft, that we use it to suck and not to bite, to feed and calm down, to comfort ourselves.
We may get a nibble from our baby, but he will do it out of confusion, despair; and not to hurt us. Bites during breastfeeding are isolated cases, which occur because the little ones get confused.
Breastfeeding and teething are fully compatible , the incidence of tooth decay in baby teeth does not increase, and it is known that the benefits for mother, baby and community increase as we lengthen breastfeeding.What should I do if the baby bites me when I suckle?
- We do not get angry with our baby,
it does not do it with malice .- We speak to him seriously and firmly, without raising his voice we say "this I did not like". Even if you do not understand the content,
understand the tone. If we laugh or someone in the environment laughs, we can confuse him, and he can repeat it because he has been funny. - If you are very angry, biting things. We can try to calm him down before offering the breast.
- In the event that we have a wound on the nipple,
we will treat it like any other injury . Taking into account that if we apply ointment, antiseptic or any substance to accelerate the healing, we must wash the chest before giving the shot. It is essential that the wound remains clean, dry and airy so as not to become infected.- It is not necessary to stop breastfeeding because you have teeth.