Biting and Pulling when BFing

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Registered: 06-11-2014
Biting and Pulling when BFing
Wed, 06-11-2014 - 8:42pm

Hi all,

My EP journey started because my DS absolutely destroyed my nipples and put me into tears when feeding. Not because he had a bad latch—on the contrary every nurse, LC, and my midwife said he had a perfect latch. But because he would bite and pull on my nipple every time he tried to eat, he was a stop-and-start eater because he fell asleep so much and we always had to wake him up a million times, but every time he woke up to eat again he would bite and pull on my nipple! It was torture. Just wondering why he was doing this if anyone knows?