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I have read with interest all of the posts about <i>preventing</i> biting, but this is a question about how to deal with the <i>consequences</i> of a teething DC...<br><br>
My DS---he with the two brand new sharp incisors on the bottom---did one of those pull-off, tugging, grinding bites the other night as he was nursing to sleep. It not only hurt like bloody murder, it also broke the skin. There was blood at the time, and now there's a red scrapemark on the underside of the nipple.<br><br>
That was Saturday night.<br><br>
Today, I'm still sore. I'm nursing on that side, and he seems to be taking it easy on me. But, when I pumped today, I was dismayed to see several ounces of <i>pink milk</i> in my Avent bottle. Apparently, the pump had reopened my wound. [All of you pumping mamas can feel my pain as I dumped 2 ounces of pink milk down the drain... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake">]<br><br>
My question is: What can I do to heal this? Should I nurse more with the other side---the bite side is my preferred night nursing side---or should I just keep nursing as usual? Should I avoid pumping on the bitten side? Should I use Lansinoh before/after nursing or pumping?<br><br>
Any recommendations from mamas who have been bitten and lived to tell the tale?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shine.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="toothy">
 

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Lansinoh and air have always done wonders for my wounds. I kept nursing as usual, but I don't pump so I don't know how that would effect things.<br><br>
ETA, I hope it gets better soon! I've been bitten everytime a new tooth pops through and my nips are always better in less than a week.
 
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