My son is almost 9 months old and he has been EBF thus far. He has had three bottom teeth and one upper front tooth for about 3-4 months now. I did not have any problems nursing him with his new teeth until recently when his second upper front tooth came in.
Now for some reason his upper front tooth is literally cutting my nipple where it connects to my aeriola (sp?). He isn't biting me but rather his tooth scraps my skin each time he sucks, creating a gash which has become swollen and red.
I am not exactly sure what to do and fear that I might have to stop breastfeeding before I had intended to because I am in sever pain each time I go to nurse him. My one breast is so bad that it has bled and I know that I tense up each time he nurses. I have continued to offer both breast despite the pain because I am afraid of my milk supply decreasing (and I have worked WAY to hard to get it to were it is today!).
What can I do?