My six-month old DS has been biting at the end of nursing sessions off and on for a few weeks now. I try to say "NO" firmly and remove him from the breast and suspend the nursing session for 5 minutes. Sometimes, if he catches me totally by surprise, I scream. But it seems he hasn't quite learned yet not to do this.
The hardest part is that I used to get extra sleep by side-lying nursing and co-sleeping part of the night (we start out with him in a co-sleeper basinette), and sometimes I put him back in there whenever I wake up. But a few 3 am CHOMPS have made me afraid to fall asleep with him, and I miss that time together and also don't want to lose any more sleep than I am already since he is usually waking up from 2-4 times per night.
I've started being more vigilant and sitting up while nursing him at night and disengaging him after 10-15 minutes of nursing when it looks like he is going/gone back to sleep and seems quiet enough to settle.
Any advice from you experienced ladies on how to handle this? Am I on the right track? Other techniques? Do you think I will someday be able to fall asleep nursing him again without worrying about the baby barracuda attack?
EBF-ing and pumping, part-time CD-ing, working, older, first-time mom
DH: full-time dad
DS: born 2/16/11