My baby has always loved nursing so very much!! He is 15 months old. Within in the last week he has been biting me. Sometimes he would laugh when he bit me. To discourage this habit, i would push on his gums while removing his teeth from my nipple. I thought by pressing on his gum and causing a little bit of discomfort, it would discourage him from biting me (at the advice of a friend). It would stop him from biting me only for the moment. Although he disliked what i was doing, he would bite me more consistently! Finally one day he kept on doing it and so i kept on with the negative-reinforcement. He disliked it very much. Later in that evening when i went to nurse him, he refused! Now I am so regretful at what i did, because now it seems that he is afraid to nurse!! I keep on trying, but he will only nurse when he is asleep! He acts as if he wants to nurse. He grabs my top and pulls it down, he says "num-num" (that is what he says when he wants to nurse). Then when i show him my breast he flinches away and even cries! HOW DO I GET MY CHILD BACK ON MY BREAST AND NOT SCARED??