I have yet another crack in my R nipple. It really hurts when ds feeds. He also loves to play with my breasts and climb all over me, even when he's not nursing. My L nipple has cracked only once, but this is the third time the R nipple has cracked.
I was just nursing him down for his nap and we were on R side 2nd. It was hurting some (after a very painful latch on), and he was obvioulsy just comfort sucking after a couple of mins and I was really getting antsy to get him off. So I slipped my little finger into the corner of his mouth, so that my finger actually was right against the part of my nipple with the crack. Well, I felt his little teeth rubbing against my finger as he sucked! How is this possible? Shoulnd't his tonge be in the way?
It is really hard (for me anyway) to work on the latch of a very active, distractable, teething 9 mo baby. It seems no matter how I try to latch him or re-latch him, it still hurts, often worse than it did the first time! I also have this huge fear of him biting me, especally on this side, because he'll sometimes come at the breast all "hungry" with his mouth wide open and his tongue over his teeth like he really wants to nurse and as soon as the nipple is in his mouth, he'll chomp down on me!
Any suggestions on how to deal with this would be very apprecated. I am very scared of accedentally weaning him (from the R breast at least), because I seem to be pushing him away all the time out of fear or actual pain.