Originally Posted by alegna
Tell her that the AAP says you should nurse for at LEAST a year and then as long after as you want. WHO says you should nurse at LEAST TWO YEARS and then as long after as you want.
Actually AAP now recommends at least 2 years, and as long as you want afterwards. I'm still nursing dd, who turned 2 this weekend. There's no better way for me to comfort her, get her down to sleep, and reconnect emotionally with her. All that in addition to the fantastic nutritional benefits. I fully support you!
As for biting, the most valuable thing I heard about it was that it is physically impossible to bite and suck at the same time (assuming the baby is properly positioned and latched on). Therefore, if baby is biting, she's not nursing. This does NOT mean stop nursing altogether - it means teach baby nursing ettiquette: nursing is nursing, playing and teething are for when you're done. I ended the nursing sessions when dd got a little bitey, and never got hurt too badly.