I'm new to the forum and hoping you all can share your advice. My 19month-old DD seems to spend all night pinching my nipples, scratching my breasts, poking me and generally making feel under attack. She really hurts! We have co-slept happily since birth, and I still give her a breastfeed (or twenty) in the night, and try to soothe her in other ways, too.
I have told her using various different words that she is hurting me and asking her to stop. I have shown her how to touch me nicely. I eventually face away from her at night, even though she'll cry for a minute or two. She's pretty pinchy during the day, too, but she'll stop when I ask her. I don't feel that she's ready to move out of our bed yet, or give up breastfeeding, but it's really starting to affect my daytime parenting as I'm not sleeping well and getting very run down and crabby. She's a sweet thing and deserves a happy Mom. Any suggestions gratefully received!