I'm mostly pretty pleased that my baby has never had a bottle of formula. Breastfeeding is hard work, the health benefits for Mum and Baby are well established and it can take a lot of effort on the part of the breastfeeding mother to go without sleep and never being more than four hours away from their baby. It wasn't easy the first time round, so I'm really pleased it is going well with my daughter.
So I mostly just quietly grumble about the restrictions because I know that the benefits make the effort worthwhile.
But I don't like being bitten.
It is the worst, most shocking sensation. Breastfeeding can be quite tranquil, and last night's dreamfeed proceeded in the usual way: me idly reading a book, my daughter drinking in her sleep. Until she finished. And she bit me. It took everything not to scream and wake her up. This was not the first bite - there have been a number over the last few days. I've done the typical 'say No' firmly thing.
But I do think if anything could make me quit it would be biting. It is so horrid.