Re: Hello and some thoughts
Gloworm81 - at first (per everyone's advice) when my dd would bite (also around 8 months), I would have a really big reaction like "OUCH!! That HURT mommy! NO Biting!". Then I'd let her try again, but if she kept biting I'd end the session.
But then I realized that my tactic could esily turn into a BAD game - "ooh - I can make mommy have a really funny reaction by biting! cool!".
Also, I really felt she wasn't biting to be "bad" or anything - it was because her teeth hurt, or she was frustrated with slow let-down or really wanted to go play...
So I decided to basically ignore it which I still do now that she has 10 teeth at 13 months. She very rarely bites now, but when she does, I just un-latch. I decide whether to let her re-latch depending on whether I think she's done with the session, or whether she'll be able to settle down and focus.
My mom weaned me at 8 months and she always tells me the story that it was because I bit her and she decided that was enough of that.
Anyway I just think it's less of a "behavior" thing and seeing it as such helps me handle it in such a way as not to discourage nursing.
Congrats on 1 year with your #2!!
Mom to daughter C (10/30/11) delivered by midwives in unmedicated birth. EBF after breast augmentation, CD, baby wearing, part time co-sleeping, WOHM.
SAVED by LLL meeting in week one. (no milk for first SEVEN days!)
Weaned DD at 20 months.
Next one due in Feburary 2014!