Nipple Biter

I’ve heard stories of babies biting their mommas’ nips while nursing. I’ve read about moms who sternly tell their baby “No!” and remind them to be gentle. I’ve read about babies who break down in tears at this reprimand and mommies who feel terrible for making their baby cry.

That was not my experience.

I put Charlotte down for her nap and after about a half hour, she was still fussing and complaining. I decided to go back in her “nursery” (aka the conference room at work) to feed her a bit more. Typically when it takes her this long to sleep, she’s either pooped in her dipe or didn’t get enough milk.

Anyway, I went in and fed her. I could tell she was in a punchy mood. She was all over the place. Pulling on my necklace, hanging on the spindles of the rocking chair, being a goof.

So, I’m feeding her and everything is fine until… CHOMP!

I instantly pulled her back from my body and very sternly said “NO! That hurts. You have to be gentle with mommy.” She looked at me as if she was really taking in my words, and then got the biggest stinker of a grin on her face and started chuckling.

I repeated myself, “Charlotte, that’s not funny. You hurt mommy when you bite her. You have to be gentle.”

She then reached out and grabbed my nipple, which sent her roaring once again.

Needless to say, mealtime was over.

I fear for my nipples.

19 thoughts on “Nipple Biter

  1. Ahhhhh! I fear for this. Little Momma’s got her two bottom teeth but I can’t feel those. It’s the top ones that scare me. Eek!

  2. This had me laughing, but I feel for your nips! really! I don’t know what biting feels like, but I know what a blood blister feels like and I can only imagine that the pain is very similar. Hopefully she will get the hint soon that it hurts mommy and she will stop! Good luck!

  3. Ha, ha. I dread the day this happens to me! And I dread the day that my baby’s teeth starts to come in! Brady doesn’t chomp yet, but sometimes he’ll jerk his head back while he’s still latched. It doesn’t hurt… yet. But add some teeth, and I can imagine I’ll be howling. Oh, the joys of being a breastfeeding mommy! 😉

  4. Oh Melissa! Hopefully she gets the hint….Nora didn’t and thus effectively ended breast feeding! I tried as long as I could stand it but a teething babe who already has sharp little toofers and I just couldn’t torture myself anymore lol 😂

  5. JV pulled exactly the same thing and when I gritted my teeth and firmly yelped “let go nowwwwww!” she also gave me the devil chuckle! But it never happened again. One stern look and tone was all it took. But I will never forget that moment. That’s when I knew I was in for trouble! Lol😬😈

  6. She started at 5 months, when her first 2 teeth came in….stopped for a few months, then started back up with a vengeance around 8 months (when her top 2 teeth were coming in). I tried as long as I could but in the end wanted to keep the boobs in tact lol!

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