BB is teething -- again, or should I say still. It's been almost nonstop for the past month or so. Her first 2 bottom teeth are finally all the way in, and her first 2 on top are coming in together. Happily, the breast biting has eased up (for now at least). She wants to nurse all.the.time, but I'm ok with that so long as she's nursing and not chomping. It's exhausting, but it obviously gives her a great deal of comfort, and I console myself by doing mental calculations about the extra calories I must be burning and how many scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream might be justified as a result.
I have found one thing that BB seems to like almost as much as boob: frozen banana in one of those amazingly clever mesh feeder bags. She moans ecstatically the whole time she's sucking and chewing on it. A most welcome audio alternative to the fussing she's been doing!
I have a friend who actually claims to have made breastmilk popsicles and fed them to her baby when the little one was teething. The idea makes sense to me. (More sense than another culinary nursing experiment I've heard of: making butter from breastmilk.) Alas, BB will have to be content with warm, fresh mommy milk, straight from the tap. I can't begin to imagine having enough success with pumping to make a momsicle.