Heather - posted on 03/29/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hello, I have a son that is 7 months old. I'm strictly breastfeeding and had a few questions, I was hoping i could get some help here.
So first off, he's BITING ME! He just started biting yesterday, a friend of mine said that her pediatrician recommended using the pads of your index finger and thumb and squeezing the top of their ear each time they bite. I haven't tried it yet since he is asleep =) I did tell him no which didn't seem to work. He just looks up and me and smiles, I don't know for sure if he really understands what he is doing. I wanted to see if anyone on here had any great ideas for getting him to stop or had a similar issue? It hurts quite a lot and I really don't want to stop bf'ing him.
So secondly, I've seen a few posts on here about mother's that are still bf'ing their 21 month old or so. My doctor recommended feeding until a year. I really do want to feed him as long as he takes it, but I don't want to do it too long. A lot of people in my family have said that they don't want me being that mom that is still feeding her 3 year old from the boob. Any suggestions on what age is appropriate?