Linley uses me as a human pacifier, too. I bait and switch to a binky when she gets on a biting kick. I put her back at the breast a few minutes later if I think she's hungry and repeat if she starts biting again. It's the only system I can come up with so far. Let me know if you think of anything better :)
Quoting MusherMaggie: Go ahead and treat the teething pain about 15-30 minutes before nursing. Raw sweet onion rubbed on the gums, amber teething necklace, Hyland's homeopathic teething tablets, Tylenol; if she is six months or older, infant ibuprofen. Try to catch her before she bites and unlatch her. If she does bite, without reaction, unlatch her, set her down in a safe boring place and walk away for 3-5 minutes. Look in the resources sticky for an article called "When Babies Attack!"
I was really worried about my youngest son. From about 4 wks on he would bite down so badly. I would scream out in pain. I knew I was going to lose a nipple once the teeth came through! Thank goodness when his first tooth popped through at 5 months I only had to get after him a couple times and he stopped!!
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