In the past few days, OMB (as in ohmyboy *wink*) has been seemingly undergoing teething. I’m not sure if it’s teething but it seems like it. The following are my hints:
I don’t have problem with his drooling. I have lots of lampin/white towels or bibs at home. We gave him new towel or lampin every now and then, in the morning, after lunch, then before bedtime. And then comes fussiness. This occurs only at night. I dunno. Before he dozes off, he would make a noise aahhh, ahhh, ahhh, as if he’s having a concert hehe. Then after he gets tired, he’d fall asleep. My major problem is biting. Yes, biting! He bites his lampin whenever he feels something in his gums. That’s fine. When he’s on his stomach, he’d grab anything he sees and put it in his mouth. Alright, he’s free to do that. But biting my nipples… gawd!!! It hurts the hell out of me. Made me wish to stop breastfeeding him.
OMB got out from my tummy through CS. I was frustrated then because I couldn’t breastfeed him because my wound was hurting me. And perhaps, stress and fatigue made my milk hesitant to come out. What did I know? So I waited for a couple of days. It had been one week when I noticed that my enourmous (oh yeah!) pair was leaking milk. Hallelujah!
I called my tita to help me in latching. She gave me a demonstration. Alright. Piece of cake, so I thought. Then my turn. OMB sucked my nipples so hard that I gave a a loud shi@! I was thumping my feet vigorously. Was it painful? So much!!! I almost gave up. It took weeks before the sore disappeared. If only I have money to buy formula milk… not true hehehe. Of course the reason why I continued to beastfeed my son is that I know that the benefits of my breastmilk far outweigh the pain and discomfort.
The soreness disappeared after a few weeks. A harmonious breastfeeding relationship blossomed between me and my baby thereafter. Until recently…
This teething thing has been making my baby bite aimlessly. He bites everything his hand can grab on, including my nipples when he’s nursing. They are sore… bleeding, for Christ’s sake! The thought of weaning OMB is so inviting. One week from now, he’d be 6 months. I breastfed him (directly and indirectly) for that long! No formula milk was given to him, except during some circumstances when my supply was not enough, which happens very very seldom by the way. Ive been doing my job well (clap! clap! clap!) And so I thought, I need not breastfeed him after the 6-month mark. Gah…
Oh I dunno. I want to continue this loving bond with my son. I feel so close and so needed when he nurses. At times, when he’s not that hungry, he would suddenly stop from sucking and would look at me then breaks into a sweet smile. Ahhh… precious moments like this will forever be kept in my heart.
I should’t stop. Oh, God help me!