My daughter is teething. Hard. She got her two bottom teeth a few months ago and for the past week she's had three top teeth coming in at the same time. I'm sure that's gotta hurt like a mother f&Sxer but does she have to practice using them while nursing? She has bitten me sooooo many times and HARD! I tell her "no biting" in a stern voice and then take her off and don't let her nurse again for a while when she bites, but she seems to think it's hilarious and just tries to bite again a few hours later. She's nutso. Meanwhile, she's never really taken the bottle (as much as we have tried steadily for all 9 months of her life!) but you better bet I am willing to do what it takes to cut down on the nursing now. I'm thinking a morning and nighttime nursing schedule only, with either formula or pumped breastmilk in between along with her solids, but in reality I am not sure how it will all work.

The fact that she seems to revel in my pain makes me think we're in for several fun years of mischievous behavior with this one...!


Wadensmom said...

I am so glad you are back. I always enjoyed reading! I have a 9 month old baby boy and he is a biter too. Good Luck to you!

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