My dd is 14 months and has been biting! So not cool. She pretty much only does it when she is really tired and up til now I have been nursing her to sleep for pretty much every nap and at bedtime. She chomps down and then pulls away with a snap. She only does it when she's been nursing for a while, so if I say "no biting" and stop nursing, she doesn't really care or if she is really tired she just cries in that heartbreaking "but I'm so tired and I need the boob" sort of way. My breasts have tiny scabs from where the nipple has cracked from the bites and now when she nurses it HURTS like the whole breast is on fire. I have been using Lansinoh and probably not nursing as much as it is really painful.
So, 2 questions:
1. advice on getting her to stop?
2. is this a normal amount of pain or do I have thrush or something else going on? If so, how can I treat it?
thank you oh, wonderful ladies of MDC!