So let me start off by saying I have loved every part of my breastfeeding experience up until 2 weeks ago. My 8 1/2 month old daughter has started biting me multiple times during each feeding. I have tried to predict when this is going to happen for example when she is at the end of the feeding and not actively sucking anymore I take her off. I have tried correcting her when she does bite me. Sternly saying no and taking my breast away I have even stared setting het down on the floor for a minute before she is allowed to try again. Nothing is working she smiles and laughs at me. It has made me go from loving each each feeding to dreading it.
She has also started wanting to nurse all night. She won't sleep in her bed and when she falls back to sleep and a put my boob away within 5 minutes she is crying for it again. I haven't got more than 2 hours of straight sleep in over a year now and I don't know how much longer I can do this.
Any advice you have please give. I hate the idea of giving up but I don't know what to do otherwise. I can't keep being in pain and i can't go much longer with no sleep.
on Aug. 25, 2012 at 2:10 PM