Nursing nightmare

May 24, 2012

Last night was the first night that I didn’t like my daughter. I love her to death and I will never not love her but I didn’t like her. I know it was only a mistake, an accident and she didn’t intentionally hurt me, but the pain!!! I was peacefully sitting on the couch nursing Nerys and we both nodded off. The effects of a long day at the office and the wonderful hormones released when you nurse. So my little angel must have lost her latch on my breast and her little mouth slipped to a closed position on my nipple. She then proceeded to clamped down on my nipple with her brand new EXTREMELY sharp little teeth. She has 4 of them and another 2 on the way. As a result of me dozing, I got a fright and jerked, ripping her off my breast, as her sharp teeth ripped through my nipple. I think it was more painful than child birth. The Taff had to take her off my hands. I was in so much pain, I couldn’t comfort her and give her love… remember, she had also been sleeping which was rudely interupted with a scream of pain . I know I should have pressed her face towards my breast and not ripped her off, but I wasn’t alert enough to realise what was happening and reacted with instinct, which it to get the offending item off your body… and quickly!

I am still in so much pain. I cleaned the nipple with soap and warm water last night and then put breastmilk on it. I nursed her through the night on the healthy breast and this morning nursed her on my sore side. I wanted to cry, but I know I must continue nursing her. Again I cleaned the nipple with soap and warm water and put breastmilk on the wound, which I will continue to do through the day. I really hope that by tonight I can nurse her with less pain.

Lesson learned – NEVER, NEVER rip a nursing baby with teeth off your nipple, it WILL cause harm! and you won’t like your angel very much, which is a horrible feeling!

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5 Responses to “Nursing nightmare”


  1. Oh shame Ds, that must have been really painful. Hope tonight will be better.
    *big hugs*

  2. colonialist Says:

    I shudder even to THINK of it, having had the example of the nipping potential, but only on a finger. Hope the healing is fast, and that she doesn’t try it again. I know that if I hit a finger with a hammer, sure as fate I’m going to hit the same finger again somehow.


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