My 9.5 month old daughter is teething and going through a nursing strike. Every time since Monday morning when I have tried to nurse her she bites. I think I might have scared her and now she doesn't want to nurse. She refuses. I have tried to tell her no biting and stop the nursing session (not that it ever starts because she doesn't latch on anymore), or give her a teething toy and tell her this is for biting not mama.
Because of this I have been giving her bottles instead in the middle of the night and while I am away at work. I pump in the morning before going to work, then 2 times at work and one to two times at night before going to bed. I am only getting about 3oz at a time out when I pump for 20 to 30 minutes at a time.
Now my breasts are hurting. Last night at 4am after giving her a bottle I hand expressed and used a warm washcloth on my breasts because I had like what felt like 3 or 4 clogged ducts. They were very hard spots and painful>
I pumped again this morning and got 5oz total but they are still very sensitive. Every time I pump they hurt, the nipples hurt (I have used the cream), my breasts hurt higher up.
I am afraid of what to do if I can't get her nursing again. THe pump is obviously not doing it's job like she would, and everything I read says to increase nursing sessions which I can't do.
At this point I am thinking of giving up nursing all together and pump and supplement with formula for 2.5 months until she is a year and can go to cows milk.
I need some advice!