The baby bites the breast when feeding: what to do?
Lactation ; an important and exciting process that affects mother and child. Often, nursing women face a problem when the baby bites the breast.
This natural moment causes pain and, of course, discontent. We’ll figure it out, why children bite their breasts and how to wean the child from this lesson so that it does not develop into a bad habit.
Nursing mothers know the more they apply to the baby’s breast, the better and more stable milk is produced. Many try to wean the baby faster because of the first bites, and somebody suffers pain.
Let’s list the reasons for which the child bites his chest.
This is the first and most important reason for the bite of the breast. As soon as the baby starts to erupt the first teeth, his gums will swell, and then they will ache and itch. The child will want to eat everything. So that he does not bite, give him a bite of bread crust or a special baby teetot before feeding.
Most often, mom is distracted by a TV, a book during feeding, and the child at this point may incorrectly grab the nipple. In order not to lose him, he can pull it and bite. In order that this does not happen, the mother must follow the process of feeding.
Notice, the correct grip is when the nipple is far in the mouth of the baby and touches its palate, and its tongue lies on its lower teeth or gums. In this situation, the child will not bite.
This is another reason for the bite. Baby really can be confused. The nipple can be pulled with teeth and gnawed. For him, the papilla is the same as the nipple.
Kids can often hurt something. Pay attention to your child; maybe he had a stomach ache, a back scratches or is there another irritant?
Of course, if the baby does not breathe a nose, then it is inconvenient for him to eat. To the child does not grab the gums or teeth for the chest, feed it vertically. Thus, the mucus will depart from the nasopharynx, the baby will breathe.
In one day milk can be a lot, in another; few. I am glad that this phenomenon is temporary. It is associated with the normalization of the menstrual cycle. To milk enough, you should not only feed the child more often, but also use lactogenic products.
to meet the specific circumstances of your health, and is not a medical recommendation.
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