I'm wondering what to do about nipple soreness - at 9 months. My daughter has a lot of teeth. She does not really bite me (she did when she first got teeth, but I was able to stop that early); rather I think when she latches on she pulls with a lot of force and, to some extent, her teeth. She's an enthusiastic nurser, she just loves it! So what I am saying is that she's not biting me, but she must be using her teeth (or a strong 'grip'?) as she latches on.
Anyway, the outcome of this is that my nipples hurt and I've had a number of blisters and I've started to cringe a little bit when she first latches on. My nipples are just sore all the time now.
I never really had nipple soreness when she was a newborn but now I seem to be getting my share!
Can anyone suggest what I should do. I want to nurse her for a lot longer than 1 year but I'm wondering if I'll have any nipples left when she's done with them!
Thank you for your help!