For the past two days Elena has just lost all her gusto for nursing during the day/when she's awake. She nursed well last night and the night before and during naps. This is in contrast to this week where she was nursing very often, eating food well, etc. Now it seems her appetite is just low in general. She does not ask to nurse at all. If she seems interested and I offer, she sucks weakly or not long enough for let down. I got her to nurse and fully drain my boobs today during her two naps (9:30ish, 1:30ish) so I'm feeling comfortable...does it sound like this is something temporary? If she's nursing those two times at least and also at night 3-4 times, do I need to worry about my supply?)
Possible issues: she's been pulling at her ears a lot (but no fever), could be teething her 1 yr molars (she's loving the pacifier, and cold teething rings). AF seemed like it wanted to come back last week (sore nipples, headaches, crampiness, but nothing! not preggo b/c just went to gyno and got the all clear week before last)
Also, her wets are ok, and yesterday she had a big poop and nursed very well after that (awake). so i also wonder if its something digestive going on?
it is discouraging going from predictable eating patterns (i probably jinxed myself, i recently posted our routine ) to her not being interested at all. or not enough to wait for a let down, which is even worse. I'm considering taking her in to the pedi tomorrow to rule out ear infection.
I can't talk to any friends or family about it, b/c I know they are going to tell me, well she MUST be weaning. At the most she's only wanted to drop her first am feeding, and now she's dropping them left and right Maybe I just need a hug