And Then There was Blood

Breastfeeding at 10 months is all fun & games until someone gets hurt.

And by hurt, I mean bit {again}. And by bit, I mean 6 tiny teeth & blood & pain. And by blood & pain, I mean having to pump afterwards all that day at work.

No one said motherhood was easy.

A certain male baby is not deterred by my yelping & finger pointing & quick removal from nursing with Mommy. Lucy girl, on the other hand, cries when he does it, startled & sad. She gets comforted & all the nursing time while lil dude gets another fortified bottle. And I get Motrin & lanolin & probably a glass of wine.

{I’m not giving up on breastfeeding either babies at this point. Nor am I sharing photos of this. But this has happened two Sun nights/Mon mornings in a row. I’m open to suggestions &/or sympathy at this point.}


  1. Valerie says:

    I can’t think of any suggestions as I usually do a loud NO and sometimes a tap on the head which causes her to cry like I took away her best friend, lol. If she does it again she is done feeding for a while. It’s only happened a few times with Evelyn and each time I know that she knows what she is doing. I think she is testing the boundaries. Luckily for me, no blood but she only has the two bottom teeth.

    I hope he works through it soon.

    • Suz says:

      I hope he works through it soon too. I think he knows what he doing too. I’ve seen him making the same biting motions on his bottles (teething chewing). When we see that, we take away the bottle & give him a wubba paci or teething toy.

  2. melody says:

    When my first child bit me i screamed. I got such a fright. I think I also pushed her away at the same time. She got a fright and never bit again.

  3. Crysi says:

    I didn’t successfully nurse my kiddos, but we still had problems with biting. I was standing in front of the couch one day holding my oldest (about 10mo old) & she bit my shoulder. I yelped & dropped her. It was a reflex & she landed on the couch. She never bit me again. My twins weren’t so easy & even at 3.5, we still have problems with biting. They don’t bite me, but they bite each other & their big sister. Drives me bonkers. Time outs, scolding, being removed from the situation, etc, nothing works.

    • Suz says:

      I’m afraid that might be coming. Lucy bit Zach on the shoulder last weekend & Zach’s bitten me on the shoulder too. At this point, we just push them off & say no from that too. Good times! :-/

  4. Sarah says:

    Brooke never drew blood but also only bit me a couple times. I would break the latch and set her down and tell her she couldn’t do that to Mommy. I don’t know if that actually had any effect or if she just happened to stop.

    I can only imagine trying to figure it out with two at the same time! Hope you guys can get it figured out!
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    • Suz says:

      Thanks Sarah! Yes, life with two is always interesting. I know Lucy gets the whole ‘no biting Mommy’ thing. Zach still doesn’t & doesn’t seem deterred by the usual ways of stopping him. We go back to his ped Mon, I might ask the LC there for help.

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