Okay, I have a couple questions for you wise ladies. The first involves sore nipples. DS is teething, and a few days ago he bit my nipples several times at the end of a feed. He doesn't actually have any teeth yet, but it still didn't feel good. My nipples are getting progressively more sore, but I haven't felt him bite me again. Could he be doing something I'm not aware of? He usually naps on me and nurses off and on throughout his naps. This seems like the time when he's hurting me the most. Any suggestions or ideas for what might be happening? It's not unbearable or anything, but things do seem to be getting worse.
My second question involves letdown and supply. This morning I gave DS a taste of oatmeal for fun. He's only 5 months, but it was seriously just a taste. Less than half a teaspoon. This could be totally unrelated to my question, but I figured it was worth mentioning. All day I feel like I have an especially slow letdown, and a few times it doesn't seem like I've had a letdown at all. Could it be that DS isn't hungry because I gave him oatmeal? Or maybe the physical discomfort is causing me to not have a letdown? I know it's only been one day, but it freaked me out!
All ideas are appreciated! Thanks for your help.