Let me start by saying DD isn't teething right now, but she does seem to be fixated on chewing on things and general. Probably that whole, you know, being a baby thing. She's 15 months old and the past couple of months, when she's so inclined, she will bite down and when I yelp or try to disengage the nipple, she'll bite harder and pull back. Leaning forward, trying to squeeze a finger into to free my nipple, squeezing her cheeks (I don't know, I was desperate), nothing, save for literally screaming will get my nipple out of her mouth. My nipple is purple and bruised and I love DD and our nursing relationship, but I don't know how much more I can take. She will seem genuinely interested in nursing and then just randomly spring her vampiric action on me, and though it's not an everyday thing, it is really distressing. What do you do? I don't want to scream and startle her, but she has literally drawn blood and what came as an involuntary reaction is now seeming like my only out.
Biting - how do you handle it?
Don't use your finger to get her off it just damages you more.
Are you still dealing with this issue??? I have this problem, only it's ongoing, and worse at night when I am nursing to sleep, Im bleeding and sore every day, and nursing hurts. The pulling in thing does not work. I am at a loss, did you get through this??? Im not sure how much more I can take.....