Hi everyone! I'm in a bit of a pickle so to speak. My son is 11 months old (at 10 months he was 18 pounds and 28 inches, haven't weighed him since) and I'm still BF (or trying to) 4 times a day-first thing in the morning, after both naps, and before bed. About 4 months ago he bit me while nursing for the first time. After a loud, "no biting" and a mean face, he hadn't bitten me again. Until last week. Now, at least once a day he bites, to the point where he isn't nursing. He will always take the first feeding in the morning but everything goes down hill from there. Sometimes he'll nurse after his morning nap and afternoon nap fine but other days as soon as I offer my breast, he bites. Or he'll nurse on one side and when he's done, he'll bite me. When I switch sides he does the same thing. He's making a game out of it I think. Today when I tried to nurse him after nap, he bit me and gave me his "I did something funny" smile! I put him on the floor and said, "no biting", he looked at me and crawled away. **I read in "The Womanly Art..." book that one mom put her son down on the floor everytime he bit her and that made him stop. I've tried that the last few days but he just crawls away; he doesn't care that he's not getting nursed! He hasn't nursed at all the past three nights before bed. He either starts sucking and then does this biting thing or he arches his back away and refuses. Is he self weaning?? If so, what should I do to relplace his milk intake. I tried pumping after his nap when he bit me but I only got an ounce. Is it too early to start him on cow's milk? I hate to start formula for ONE month! I was planning to wean him at 12 months anyway because, frankly, I'm tired of this nonsense. It's been going on two weeks almost. Please help!
Mommy to Cole born April 10, 2010 BF for 11 1/2 months!
DD, Ayla, born August 16, 2012.
Birth weight-6lbs 3oz
Weight leaving hospital-5lbs 14oz
1 Week-6lbs 9 oz