My 9 month old has two bottom teeth and the top ones are coming into view. I'd really like to continue to nurse, but every once in a while he bites me. There were three very memorable times where he drew blood and it hurt for a week, not to mention the anxiety about it happening again. I said "No biting!" very firmly and put him on the ground the first few times. The last time I pulled him into my breast (covering his nose).
The second time he bit me I went on a mini nursing strike (I work full time but I pumped for his 5pm feeding and only nursed him at night). I actually was prepared to wean him because it hurt SO badly, but he stopped taking bottles and only wanted to nurse for a few weeks after my mini strike. Because of the last bite I developed a case of mastitis which is MISERABLE and I am just recovering and I'm still exhausted.
I'm committed to nursing at least until his first birthday. I have an ample supply and I actually donate to a milk bank so I really don't want to stop nursing. It's just that I don't know how to solve this biting problem and it is weaking my resolve to keep nursing.
Any thoughts/ ideas/ experience is appreciated!!!