DS is now 9 months and has had 2 bottom teeth for 3 months now but suddenly the breastfeeding is just too painful, especially on one side. I'm not sure what's caused things to change but I'm worried I may have to start weaning DS although I really am noy ready.
When DS was first born we were treated for EVERY possible BFding problem that exists. I am not exaggerating. We were at 3 different hospital BF clinics every week for 4 months so I'm pretty familiar with the different types of problems that could be causing the pain but I really feel like his teeth are just too irritating on the nipple. Has anyone managed to work through this? Are nipple shields an option here?
My DS won't sleep without nursing and wakes several times a night so if I can't nurse I'm really going to be up a creek!! I'm starting to feel really depressed because I had finally come to terms with his night waking and was decided to just see it through but now I'm completely stressed out if I have to wean him it's like going back to square one and facing the crying (he is an avid breast-feeder) that I was trying to avoid by not doing CIO.
Any suggestions about breastfeeding pain associated with teeth and/or about weaning would be appreciated. Thanks.