Nursing moms...biting baby!
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January 6th, 2013, 07:18 AM
Join Date: May 2005
Anyone else still nursing? Brayden has two SHARP bottom teeth. He takes a bottle during the day and I nurse overnight while I am home. He now takes formula and breastmilk and eats literally two jars of baby food 3x a day. He loves him some baby food!
Anyways about six weeks ago right after one of my one week trips away from town due to work he bit me during our first nursing session when I got back drew blood and I got an infection. I had to pump on that side for nearly a week before it healed. Since then he now bites allllll the time. I've tried every method online...yelling ouch, telling him no! Taking him off the breast and ending the nursing session. Only feeding when he is super hungry or in the middle of the night. It's not working. He gets very frustrated with the breast and I'm having a hard time letting down because I am waiting constantly for him to clamp down. I can't relax. He is upset, I am upset.
I did take him to urgent care yesterday for a fever and cough and he has a double ear infection so that could explain the recent increase n biting if sucking and nursing hurts. But I'm wondering if its causing this much trouble and anxiety between us if we should just wean. I waned to make t a year though and the trout of weaning makes me sad. At the same time I am going to North Carolina next Sunday for my last week of training and if m going to wean I'd prefer to do it in the next week so that I'm not having to pump around the clock while I am gone. But I just don't know what to do. What do you girls think?
Momma to Alex (2005), Cadence, (2008), Ethan (2010), Brayden (2012), and Adrianna Elise due September 19th 2014
Stepmom to two (2006, and 2009).
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