My DD is 13.5 months now. Up til a couple of weeks ago, she was nursing 6-7 times a day at 1-3 times at night. She eats solids 3x/day but not very much at a time. She's only got 4 teeth in and a strong gag reflex so it's not a big variety of food (unless we puree it). Anyway, recently she's started biting my nipples and doesn't seem nearly as interested during the day. First it was the biting, which she'd do AFTER she was done eating. So I'd tell her no and put her down but she really wasn't fazed because she was already done. Then about 4 days ago she started biting every time I put her on, and right away, within the first 15 seconds. I'd pull her off, wait a few minutes and put her back on, and she'd do it again. So she hasn't really been nursing at all during the day because I'm sick of being bitten and she doesn't really seem upset about it . Over the last couple of days, she's asked to nurse 4 times total (during the day), but each time she bit me right away, so that was the end of that. I've been giving her expressed milk in a sippy cup and she's happily drinking it.
At night, she's still nursing just as she always has. She's bitten a couple of times, but not nearly as hard as she's been biting during the day.
In the meantime I've been pumping just once a day--getting about 10 oz--and giving her that and then organic whole milk which she seems to like. And then of course she's getting BM at night.
Seems weird that she's weaning during the day before weaning at night. And what's up with the biting? I've had family members and friends tell me it's just her way of saying she's ready to wean. I'm not sure about that, but she definitely doesn't seem to be bothered by the lack of nursing during the day.
ETA: She is working her eye teeth. One is most of the way in and the other is just about to break through her gums.
Any ideas/experience with this kind of thing?