I've always had a problem with overproducing milk, but it seems like dd has gotten used to it and actually prefers it. Well lately, she's been gnawing at her fingers and hands, toys, and God-forbid she grab onto anyone else's finger. She's close to 5 months now. Sometimes the only way to soothe her is to give her a couple of teething tablets, but I'm not big on giving my children medicine. I've tried frozen wash cloths and teethers, and they work for a little while. When I try to feed her, she cries and whines the whole time and will start gnawing on my nipple and rolling it around between her gums. Holy crap does that hurt! She used to bite when the milk flow was strong, but it was never like this. I've been finding myself a little engorged again lately, and her feedings seem to be shorter, but plenty of massive wet diapers.
I just want the biting to stop. There's actually bite marks around the tip of my nipple from her gums. I'm assuming it's teething related, but is there any other way I can soothe her without become her personal chew toy?
One more thing, is it normal for her to stick out her tongue over her bottom lip when she latches? This is something I've recently noticed. I can't remember if she's always done that or not, but it feel weird lately.