I am currently nursing my 21 month old, Emma Sage. I natually and child lead weaned my older three children, one at 18 months [was 4 months pregnant with #2 and she just plain old stopped nursing on her own :0(] one at 3 years 8 months and one at 4 years 3 months.....I want to nurse Emma Sage for as long as possible because she also has Down syndrome and I know through nursing her diet is the best it possibly can be to help her develop and grown.
My problem. I have red, sore nipples, and her little front teeth [they are like razors] are digging in and cutting my nipple. I have been using Lanolin and even tried cutting up an adheasive bandage just to put as a buffer for her teeth....[she protested that one and refused to nurse with the bandage on my nipple].
I don't know if my nipples are so red from an infection [I was thinking Thrush???] or just the cold or what?
I would love any advise any of you can give me and I will not give up ship, but I am in so much pain when she latches on and the cuts on my nipples scare me that she might keep digging deeper and deeper.
Thanks for any ideas you can give me.
Peace and love, Tara Marie,,,proud momma to Katrina 13, Greta 11, Otto 6 and Emma Sage almost 21 months