Would you please advise as to what one should consider when nursing an 8 month old that is teething. My LO breast feeds "on demand," favors one breast over the other, even though I offer both every time. However, the one she uses most feels raw recently and every time she latches it is very painful. My LO has her bottom 2 teeth & the top 2 are budding but I don't see teeth marks on the area where it hurts/tender. She also still feeds several times at night, every 1-1/2 to 2h (actually more than during the day); could she still fall into the "cluster feeding" phase at 8 mnths??
Also, I am trying to ween her off of breastfeeding, to give me small breaks but she is refusing the bottle & sipping cups. I have tried a vast amount of each, cheap, & expensive kinds yet nothing is working. Any suggestions would greatly help.