I've posted about biting before, but now it's gotten so bad, I am posting again...My dd is teething. She has her bottom two teeth and is getting the top two. Recently she has started biting the minute I put her to the breast. I have tried only putting her to the breast when she's definitely hungry. I've tried medicating her with camilia or oragel before nursing. I have tried saying "no" firmly. She gets upset, but won't let go. I've tried smooshing her to my breast so that she'll let go- this sometimes works. It's gotten so bad that yesterday she only nursed one time. (I worked at night, so she normally would have nursed 5 times and had 2-3 bottles ebm) She didn't eat until I left for work, then she took the bottle for DH. Today she took a bottle at 6am for dh. She finally just nursed at 10:30. She normally nurses every 2.5 hours in the daytime. (She's not taking much for solid food). I have read everything kellymom has to say, but this time, that site wasn't helpful. Anyone with experience in this dept?? Anyways, here are my questions...
How to I get her to stop biting?
Should I pump during the day when she normally would be nursing so as not to lose my supply?
Should I let her not eat if she doesn't nurse, or should I give her emb in a bottle?
I'm hoping someone can help us...we're on our 3rd day of this, and I'm worried about my milk supply and dd's nutrition. I'm also so nervous each time that I try to nurse her that I'm afraid it's affecting my let down, and I have a cut on one breast and I'm afraid I will get thrush or something.