If you have read my blog for a while you might remember that breast feeding has been anything but easy for us. There have been so many tears and many times I have wanted to just give up all together. My original goal of 12 months dropped to six months and at the time that was a stretch. Now at 9 months we have had to make a decision.
My little guy has always been a biter and he has had two bottom teeth for a while. He is currently cutting a top tooth and has been using mom as a teething toy. I thought we might be able to move past this but it is not happening. He is biting me between three and six times a day.
I have been so torn about what to do. I love knowing that my baby is receiving all of the many benefits of breast milk. We have this very sweet and snugly time together to be close and bond. Who would want to give up all of that? Everything changed the other day when he bit me so hard that I couldn’t speak for a few minutes. The pain lingered for about four hours and I changed my mind about nursing.
Then there is the other thing. For about a solid eight days now he has been sick and teething. Both of which have seriously curbed his appetite. He is eating way less (although not dangerously so) which has caused my production to decrease.
After much discussion and even more research we decided on day time weaning. Meaning I will continue it nurse at night when he is sleepy and much less inclined to bite. We are doing Formula during the day as of yesterday and nursing through the night. I have has a little bit of discomfort the past couple of days but it has not been unbearable.
This story is to be continued as it unfolds.