So...on our first night of vacation in Oakland, dd bit me. It was the first time she has done this since her two little teeth came in, and she hasn't done it since. I didn't react...one way or another, but not because I meant to not react. I didn't really know what was happening . I had been very tender (due to the return of af, I found out later) for almost a week prior to our adventure, and she bit down just as she was latching on...I thought at first it was the initial latch tenderness. How wrong I was. She bit me...she drew blood, in 2 little places. At first, it just looked like a little spot (DJ's Mom and I inspected it rather closely ) and so maybe it was further sucking that made it bigger, but now it is about 1/4 inch long and hurts like the dickens (as my great granny used to say). I thought it was getting better, but today I had to pump...and I thought nursing was painful. OUCH !!! That pump is the devil, I say, the devil! The injury is right on the bottom of my nipple...and it is swollen today, after 2 pump sessions. Why me, I ask myself? Why me? The blasted thing hurts! I think I noticed today that it is a little *****...not sure if I should be concerned or not. It doesn't seem overly red or anything, but I can not believe how much it hurts! I have been using lanolin and putting bm (no you sicko, breastmilk not bowel movement) on it after every nurse session...and letting it air dry as much as possible. Oh I love that little girl , but sometimes...she makes me and . And as I type, my nipple is throbbing.
Now, some might say that this is precisely the reason I should wean. Actually, everyone here that I have told (except my mom and dh, who know better) has said that it is time to wean. They say that was when they decided to wean, or now that she has teeth its just gross (so if she had gotten teeth at 6 weeks, it would have been gross then ), and I say...yup, that's what separates me from you, or the men from the boys, as my Daddy would say. In that case...I guess I am a breastfeeding man, now!
But seriously, do any of you have thoughts on this injury and my treatment...and the puss?