I know there are a million threads on teething but I felt the need to post anyways. I guess I need someone to say that it will be ok.
My 16month old son had a very high fever yesterday. He nursed a ton yesterday. Today he woke up with no fever and is unable to nurse. I'll be honest, yesterday seemed easier on both of us. He keeps trying to nurse but once he gets his mouth around my nipple, he cries and pulls off. I pumped twice today (kind of thinking now I should have done more) and since he has never taken a bottle, he hasn't drank any. He has knawed on the bottle nipple but appears to be drooling all the milk out. I don't think he has consumed much fluids today at all and it is causing me to worry a bit. I was just now trying to spoon feed him my breastmilk but he seemed to be drooling that out too which confused me. Anyways, I just want someone to tell me that if I keep offering, he will nurse again and that we will both survive this teething episode. The first 6 teeth came in without a thought. Now he appears to be aquiring quite a few more and they are coming in angry. In my mind, I can handle the crying, and even lack of sleep if there is any but the not nursing for a full day just really has me all messed up, both emotionaly (didn't realise how much I love nursing) and mentally for my son's health. Anyways, i just wanted to vent to people who completely understand exactly what I am going through. I keep telling myself "he will nurse again" but I still worry a little that he will be afraid of my boob forever.
Now I shall try again to get him asleep without any milk in his tummy. Poor babe.