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My 12 mo is pulling off the breast and causing LOTS of pain...

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Someone please help me stop this!!! My nipples have been extremely sore and burning becuase of her sucking and pulling off at the same time. Tonight it was so painful I couldn't nurse her. Later, I found a sore underneath my nipple. Why is she doing this? While sucking she either pulls away or tilts her head down while pushing on my breast with her hand. Then sometimes, she pulls off completely. Someone please help, I don't want this to be the end for us, but I can't take this much longer. Suggestions please.
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I'm sure someone with more to say will come along soon. And I know I'm a long way from where you are (my dd is 10 yrs). But what I used to do whenever dd would hurt me during nursing was to YELP! Not that I would purposefully yell, but I would NOT suppress a small shriek if she did something that warranted it.

She would look startled, I would explain that "Pulling off like that HURTS mama" and she's try again. Seriously, the little yelps got the point across like nothing else.
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