Can you please read my thread I started about the tear/hole in my areola/nipple area and tell me what you think? I am suffering bad and have tried to give my son formula with a cup and bottle. He just wants to play with them. He does have teeth. He wants to rest them on me when he falls asleep. Of course I pull him out when he does. I don't know how I got the tear/hole but my left breast is so so painful to nurse with. I'm also curious, how many times should he be nursed to get the proper amount of breast milk at his age, 10 months. He has 3 meals a day of solids. I usually nurse him when he wakes in the morning and before his 2 naps, then at bedtime. Also about 2-3 times in the night.