My 13mth old baby has 2 front teeth nearly fully out and it's beginning to really hurt when feeding. I'm left with 2 big red sore indents each time and it feels like a knife when she's at my breast.
I bf just at bedtime, have tried to change the position so that its less painful, but nothing seems to work so far. Plus she seems to be wanting to suckle/chew for up to 45mins now and I know that I've only a small amount of millk. I had hoped that her wanting to stay longer at my breast would increase my supply, but it hasn't. Before she would feed and fall asleep and it was easy to put her into bed. Now she wants to stay at my breast suckling and it hurts and I'm getting really fed up. I don't want to have to resort to quitting bf'ing altogether just yet.
I went through 5months of pain initially as my skin is very fragile, and the only way in which I could continue to bf (after trying loads of things) was to take homeopathy (to toughen up the nipple area). I gradually stopped taking homeopathy once I reduced the feeds. Do I have to go back to this?
She seems to be using breastfeeding as a way to get to sleep too. Is this bad? What will happen when I decide to stop bf'ing?!