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angelablue

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Hi, My 14mo old started biting me right at the beginning each time I try nursing. He has been an angel nurser up to now and I can't figure out how to move beyond this. I am not sure if he is trying to tell me that he is done, but it has been a very abrupt change and he seems frustrated by it. He also breastfeeds perfectly during the nighttime waking. This has been going on for 4 days at every session aside from night wakings. He had been nursing morning, at his nap and before bed. He is teething and I know it is bothering him, but I have been giving teething tablets, motrin when its really bad... He also just recently started with a nanny a couple days a week so he has a bottle for his nap 2x's a week. I am not sure what to do? Any ideas?

Here is the scenario every time:
We go through normal feeding routine (quiet room, no distractions)
I offer my breast, he bites, does not latch. I take him off and say "no biting" (I've tried both the more alarmed approach and the gentle approach) 
He cries. We try again 2-3 times a few minutes apart. Same thing. I give him a bottle, which he drinks but then acts as if he wants to nurse (turning into my breast opening mouth). We try again, same thing. I think he seems very frustrated and he can't fall asleep on me because he seems to just want milk (even though he only bites). He twists and turns, arches, etc... but the second my husband takes him he cuddles in and falls asleep.  I really don't want to force weaning, but is this his way of telling me he wants it? Any and all suggestions greatly appreciated. 

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dannavalenzuela

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hello angelablue, its almost been 2 years since your post... i am currently experiencing the same situation except even at night wakes my daughter bites [frown] can you advise what you did in your situation? is this their way of telling us it is time to wean? any advice is much appreciated.
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