I've been nursing for like a total of five years of my life and have never had this problem. I'm currently nursing my 19 month old (#4) and within the last week she has done something to change her latch and it is KILLING me. For the first time in my life, I actually want to wean a child because nursing is not pleasurable at all. She has had all of her teeth for a while, but what I'm experiencing is similar to the changes in latch when they get a new tooth. Something on the top of her mouth is rubbing against my nipple. And since we co-sleep and she tends to nurse 3-4 times through the night still, I'm waking with sore, red, nearly raw and bloody nipples.
I've tried explaining to her "No teeth!" and it works for a while, but then I think she gets tired or lazy and they just start rubbing against me.
I don't know what to do. I REALLY don't want to wean her yet, but I'm thinking I'm going to have to at least night wean because my poor nipples can't handle the torture anymore.
I figured this was the board to ask in because there are probably a lot of nursing toddlers. Help!