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    Default He bit me so hard I bled

    Yesterday evening DS bit me so hard he made my nipple bleed. (And then he heard some new words from mummy!)

    It is really sore - he scraped a bit of skin off, which is now red and swollen, and there is a little puncher wound.

    Is there anything I can do to make it less sore and help it heal quicker?

    I have to continue feeding him from that side as he takes both sides every feed.

    I'm really scared of him getting his top teeth - he might bite my whole nipple off!

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    Default Re: He bit me so hard I bled

    Ouch! That hurts so bad.
    Here's a link about nipple healing: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...lehealing.html

    Starting a feeding on the uninjured side helps. Switch to the painful side once the vigorous sucking has passed. I always liked expressing some milk onto a washcloth and keeping it inside my bra. Seemed to speed healing. But don't do that if you are prone to thrush. IME (and unfortnately I have LOTS of experience) he pain usually goes away after 2 days.

    Here's a couple mor links all about biting and prevention. Prevention is the key.
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/older-baby/biting.html
    http://www.llli.org/FAQ/bite.html

    Hope you feel better soon!
    Katie
    Just one more fanatical cloth diaper convert...
    Mom to Morgan (01/10/04) and Zachary (07/12/06)
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    Default Re: He bit me so hard I bled

    Medela makes plastic shells that you put over your nipples so they can heal. They go over the nipple, and the nipple does not touch anything. I use them, and put my nursing pads over the shells. They have helped me out tremedously. My daughter was tongue tied and pinched me so bad that I was honestly going to give up breastfeeding. My lactation consultant told me to try the shells first, and they have made all the difference. Babies r us has them, or you can order them online...they were around $15 I think for the pair. Good luck!

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