Biting the Boob That Feeds You
The yeast is gone.
I don’t have mastitis.
My supply and Baby S’s demand are more or less in sync.
So, of course, something had to go wrong.
He has started biting. Me.
In. The. Nipple.
When he was getting his first two teeth in, he did this at the end of our feedings when he was trying to soothe his gums.
A few days ago, he started doing it again and yesterday and today, he has started chomping down right at the beginning of our feedings. I can not find any new teeth that appear to be breaking through.
I sternly say “NO” and end the feeding, as is suggested in my breastfeeding book. He always looks surprised and then confused as to why I flinch in pain. We wait a while and try again, with the same problem. I have just started pumping and giving him the milk via bottle.
Please tell me this is a just a phase? And it will end soon? (It’s okay to lie to me. Go ahead. I will not care, I promise.)
It is a good thing he is so freakin’ cute.