What do you do when your baby is teething and bites you during breastfeeding?

Just recently Autumn's two bottom central incisors came in. She never fussed about the pain, just drooled. This past week and currently she has bitten me during breastfeeding. The pain was painful and scary. I was shocked. I just said out loud "OUCH Autumn be careful" and she let go and looked at me, then smiled.
I am currently listening to her cues as she seems to grunts before she bites. I have my finger close to the corner of her mouth, and I will put my finger in to stop her from biting. I have apply lanolin cream to soothe my sore nipple and I will continue to breastfeed with ease.

What do you do when your baby is teething and bites you during breastfeeding?

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    05/20/14
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      05/20/14
      I would release their latch with my finger and tell them no.. If that doesn't work then I lightly tap their mouth, tell them no and take the boob away. They usually catch on quick.. When I'm not expecting it I yelp...sometimes that scares them enough for them to not do it.
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        05/20/14
        Honestly, I scream OWW really loud. lol Ellsie usually unlatches and looks at me and I tell her "you don't bite mommy!" And she just smiles... If she does it again I end the nursing session (which she cries), but I tell her again, "you hurt mommy!" I'll give her five minutes or so and I'll restart with her. She has cues I watch for as well, but for the most part I think she gets it now. If she bites, "ni-ni" goes away. lol
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          05/20/14
          My daugther has bite me a few times since she got her two bottom teeth. The first time I was shocked and said ouch really loud and that scared her and she started to cry. The other couple of times, I've been quieter and she seemed to respond to that better. If she does not want to nurse, I let her play or give her a teething toy until she acts hungry and then we try again. Others have said you can gently pull the baby toward you, since that will make it difficult for them to nurse and will release. I have not had to try that yet.
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            05/20/14
            Selena bites a little when she falls asleep on my breast or is just about done but I can tell when she breaks suction, I haven't had any painful bites thankfully but she does it gentle. Try to relatch or just use the finger in the corner and be soft spoken, other wise you could cause a nursing strike.
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            I am a stay at home mommy & wife and I love it! I am married to a wonderful man. We have a beautiful baby girl named Autumn Lily. She is a blessing to us everyday! I love meeting new moms and sharing parenting advice.