my daughter (11 months) has been sick since monday. she had a high fever (101-102) until yesterday, and was diagnosed with a ear and throat infection, for which i started giving her antibiotics yesterday.
she has been refusing all solid food or fluids since she got sick, but was nursing frequently so that was fine with me. but since yesterday she is refusing to nurse and im worried! overall she seems better: more active, fever has gone down. but she won't nurse well - she will latch on, then turn away and start crying. maybe it hurts her to swallow, i don't know. but i think she is getting dehydrated - she has only nursed properly once today and has not peed since 8 am (it's 3 pm now). what do i do??? it's not like i can force her to nurse or drink anything. at the same time, she seems fine so i can't really take her to the ER, they would send me back. how long can they go without nursing?? any tips?