Ouch!!!!!!!!!! That is the reaction I’ve found myself repeatedly chanting over the last couple of weeks.
And this happens when I’m nursing Kitty when suddenly, I feel this searing pain tear through my entire body –when he bites my nipple HARD. Ouch!!!!
My ouch! screams are usually accompanied by the knee-jerk reaction of quickly withdrawing the boobie from his mouth and then looking down at him, wondering what possibly could be the problem with him.
And when I look down at him, my eyes already getting wet on account of the pain, he in turn looks up at me and we do the macho-fighting thing. Then, to my horror, I usually watch as in slow-motion, his face breaks into a sly toothless pink grin. Possibly a sign of victory. Crafty little baby!
I’ve noticed he usually bites me when he’s already full and is now getting bored. Sometimes his boredom catches me unaware and this is when the pain is most searing. The pain that I usually feel is somewhat similar to the one that one gets when they hit their little toe against the sofa, stool or table. The one that makes you jump up and down like a bunny rabbit. A very intense pain which thankfully, lasts for just a few minutes.
Kitty doesn’t even have any teeth, but yet his bite makes me wonder what his gums are made of. Steel?
So now I’m wondering how it will be like when he gets teeth, because I know he’s teething right now, perhaps more reason why he’s taking his biting activity a notch higher. Gosh, I’m literally shivering at that thought. Because I do intend to continue nursing him for as long as it will take.
Mama Tasha advices me that when he bites, I should reprimand him a ka-polite one, so that he’ll get the message that nipple biting is not allowed. I have always attempted to do so, but each time I try to, I find myself running my fingers through his scanty un-even hair, papasaring him the way you papasa a cat (I forget the English word for papasa). Then I touch his face and pull at his cheeks a little bit and tell him what a cute little boy he is as he looks up at me and chuckles with the sweetest toothless-pink-gums you ever saw.
Aaaaawwwwww, now how am I expected to reprimand such a doll?