I need some help!
Last week I had a really sore throat, so I was started on amoxicillin. I noticed that about the same time that I started to feel sick, my daughter started acting "frustrated" (for lack of a better word) with nursing. She is 5 months old. I felt like things were finally working themselves out, and I'm feeling much better, but for the last couple of days, we've been having these nursing and crying issues. My daughter is very laid back, so the fact that she is crying is really distressing me. Basically, she'll latch on and eat for a little bit, then pull off to arch her back and neck and look around. If I try to burp her or get her to latch back on she'll cry. If I switch sides, it will be the repeat - nurse, pull off, cry if I try to get her to latch. But... when I first try to get her to re-latch she acts she's hungry, but will immediately pull off and cry.
Ya'll - I'm SO frustrated! And then this morning, I noticed her diaper wasn't as wet as usual and it was darker than normal and definitely had a urine smell (I did have to put it near my nose) which it's never had before.
So I'm assuming low milk - right? I'm already trying to drink lots of fluid, and I've been taking fenugreek and have a slight maple syrup smell. I noticed somewhere that you're supposed to have something like a 1800+ calorie intake. I asked my husband if he thought I had that much intake, and he said "no."
So - what do I do???? Any good suggestions on how to increase my calorie intake? I do eat, and am not dieting. But maybe not enough? I have a 2 year old and a 4 year old, so I'm a busy mama. Help!