My DS is 8 months old (teething currently and working on crawling) our nights have been a bit rough. But the biggest thing that is driving me crazy is that he nurses agressivly and scratches me.
Not all of the time, but some of the time (like when he is teething bad) he nurses more and seems to use his teeth a bit? because my nipples feel sore and painful all of the time. I continue to use lanolin but something just the idea of nursing makes me cringe. Also he has taken to scratching me. He used to just rub his hands on my neck and arms, sometimes reaching for my face. But now he is scratching behind my arms, my chest it is awful. It is when he is really struggling to fall asleep, and I feel bad for him cause he seems full of consternation, but OW! Sometimes when trying to sleep he also scratches his own ear and head. I don't think it is really itchy or an infection because he has done it to some extent on his own ears since he was born and they are fine. It seems more like a nervous tick or soothing thing, except it seems to keep him up!
Thoughts? This momma needs some help cause she is hurt!