Nursing has been hurting lately. Tonight I realized that its gotten to the point where I am bleeding. Ouch. I think its mostly because she has started biting. Usually I say "OUCH!" somewhat loudly and pull her off sharply. But lately, I am so sore that I can't really feel if she is biting, or if the strong suction is just hurting the sores that are already there. I'm wondering if she has started grazing her teeth against me while she is nursing? I don't even know if that is possible. She has also been congested which is also causing her difficulty.
So help! How can I help myself heal? And how else can I teach her not to bite?
I wanted to nurse for at least a year. I nursed DD1 for 18 months. I had a beautiful mostly pain free (except the very beginning) experience. But with DD2, we started out with an ongoing thrush problem for the first 3 months, which was also very painful. I'm starting to wonder how long I can keep this up if its going to hurt all the time.