What should I do if my baby bites me during breastfeeding?

Q: What should I do if my baby bites me during breastfeeding?

A: Don't feel like you have to endure the pain. As soon as your baby bites you, take him off the breast, look him in the eye, and in a firm but gentle voice, say "no." Let him latch on again, but repeat this process if he continues to bite. Your baby will soon get the message that nibbling on you means an interruption in his meal. --Sarah Van Buskirk

Originally published in Parents magazine, February 2005. Updated 2009

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