My DS is now 7.5months old, has had his bottom two teeth for a couple of months and is now teething again. One top tooth has just emerged. Over a past few days he has started biting/ chewing on me during feeds with his bottom teeth which are like little razors. I am giving him cold teethers to chew prior to feeds, bonjela on gums, stretching feeds so he's really hungry when he gets on, being strict with correct attachment and saying "no" and detaching....we've had mixed and inconsistent success.
I am hoping that this is just connected to teething and will be a short phase.
Have been feeling a little fragile as am worried that my BF journey may end earlier than I'd hoped and BF is the thing that I've felt really proud of.
I know it's stupid but I feel like it has redeemed me as a mother as I've felt a twinge of failure due to having an emergency c-section.
Please understand that rationally I know that it doesn't matter 'how' just that my baby came into the world healthy.
However, I can't help but have a small feeling of failure still whenever I hear of someone I know delivering naturally.... Like a bit of disappointment in myself that I wasn't a natural mother and Breastfeeding has always made me really good.
Just looking for some success stories of mums who've overcome the biting....or perhaps have overcome guilt over silly birth story comparisons.....