Friday night Caitlyn (9 months old) bit me hard enough to draw blood. I have had a lot of trouble letting her nurse on my left side since she bit me because of the pain. Here it is two days later and it hurts just as much as the night it happened. I know I need to let her nurse thru the pain, but it is becoming increasingly difficult.
Pumping is just as painful as nursing right now.
I picked up some nipple cream yesterday and have been using it, but it doesnt seem to be making much of a difference. I am not sure what else to do.
The biting has really become a problem lately. She bit me again last night, but this time on the right side. Although this bite wasnt nearly as bad as the one Friday night, it still hurt!! I am starting to dread nursing her because of the biting. Is this the end of our breastfeeding relationship? It breaks my heart to think it might be,but I dont know how much longer I can handle the pain or continued biting. I am NOT ready to quit and I know she isn't either, but how can I get her to stop??
If anyone has any suggestions on how to help her stop biting and how to help with my nipple pain afterwards when she does I would really appreciate them!!