7.5 months, 2 bottom teeth in at the same time & has now been biting at the very beginning of every session for almost a week. I finally stopped nursing and switched to pumping 2 days ago. My nipple has a nearly calloused cut on the bottom that hasn't begun to heal due to his biting. He won't latch on the right as that side barely ever has flow. Even with heavy hand expression it just dribbles. I've tried everything I can think of to get him to knock it off. "No bite", teether or something else cold before, pulling him off, different position. Different position really doesn't work because he will only settle to nurse when lying down in quiet, dark room. He eats table food, not seriously, though. Whenever we eat, I put whatever we're eating in front of him. More of it goes in the mouth than the lap lately. Since saturday he's been getting bottles exclusively. I still offer before giving a bottle. His pattern is bite, suckle, suckle, pull off (while scraping). Then bite, suckle for a few more tries, then pull off. About the 3rd or 4th try he stays latched. I thought it was something I could just grit my own teeth & bear but, I can't. And because he gets the bottle more often now he has a preference so when I offer breast he will open wide around but cries open mouthed & will not latch. As soon as he gets the bottle he grins & starts chomping on it, then drinks. I want to believe its a phase & we'll work through this like we did at 3-4 months (2 week strike). Any ideas how to get him to not bite or just have to wait it out? Was hoping to make it at least a year & most to whenever he felt like stopping. So far pumping milk hasn't taken a dive & started galactogogues saturday. Should we take the table food more seriously & encourage him to eat more heartily (whatever that means for 7 months). Maybe this is more of a vent than a plea for help. I'm sure in another week his teeth will stop moving & we'll be back to normal.