My 14.5 month old has gotten into biting the last two weeks. And at each incident I put my finger in his mouth, rescue my nipple, tell him "no, don't bite mommy. It hurts and makes mommy sad. Be gentle". And if he does it again I do the same thing except I add a gentle tap on his mouth. Today he must have made the connection or taken offense by it because he had a fit after I did it. He didn't want anything to do with nursing after that. I ended up having to give him a bottle of my ebm for naptime.
Now I'm all worried that he won't nurse again. How do you balance biting discipline and maintain a good nursing relationship? I don't want to stop nursing him. I just don't want to get bit anymore. Any thoughts?