Ok, so this is Jeremy's latest nursing caper. He takes my nipple in his mouth and just before latching on, pauses and says looking at me with a smile, "mmmmmm" (as in, yum yum). Then sometimes he'll say it again when my milk starts to let down. The first couple times he did this it was heartwarming - this kid sure knows the way to his mama's heart. (FYI, he also says "mmmmmm" while eating yogurt, oatmeal, sweet potato, and cookies, his favorite foods these days -- although lately he has been mischievously using it when he puts forbidden items in his mouth, like sunscreen, acorn caps, and pebbles. )
But now he has extended it to engaging in whole conversations with my nipple still dangling in his mouth! "mmmmmm" he'll say, and then "mama" or "ack" (outside) or "dad" or "pop-pop" or "ning" (for swing) or "wa-wa" (for water). It's really scary, since he's in biting position and he has a whole mouth full of teeth! I try to tell him to keep nursing and not to talk with his mouth full, but this just amuses him further.
Last night he did actually bite me for the first time in many months -- he was night nursing and congested and having trouble latching on (a big problem recently, allergies maybe) and he got frustrated and started crying and bit down hard. That really hurt! My nipple was still sore when I finally calmed him down, put some saline gel in his nose and got him to latch on while I was in a sitting position. Perhaps to make it up to me, he sweetly said, "mmmmmm."
Anyone had similar experiences? Any suggestions on what to do about it?