Re: Her new teeth are hurting me.
You are not alone in this new phase of breastfeeding. Babies who clamp down with their teeth or who pull away from the breast while clamping down have been age old problems.
When this happened to me I looked my baby straight in the eye and said, "knock it off!" ,"Cut it out!" "Do not bite me!"
The little one got the message loud and clear. Yes there was some tears and frustration but in a very short time, like 24 hours, the behavior was abolished.
For me, this was the beginning of loving discipline. I enjoyed extended breastfeeding with each of my children. Some of whom nursed well into toddlerhood. Breasts are for nursing not biting. Sometimes I had to take responsibility and re-check my positioning. I needed to support my breast while the child nursed to keep the breast tissue comfortably positioned in the baby's mouth.
DD#1 July 1986 VB
DD#2 April 1988 c/sec
DS#3 April 1990 VBAC
DS#4 June 1993 VB
DD#5 April 2001 c/sec
BTDT scars and stretchmarks,: wrinkles and grey hair