16 week old with a cold...
Our 16-week old weighs 17 lbs and usually has a constantly wet diaper. We normally change his diaper at least 10-12 times a day. He has had a runny nose, slight cough and severe stuffiness since yesterday. Last night was miserable...he was up most of the night and his only stretch of sleep was for 4 hours (he normally sleeps 6-8 at night).
He's nursing much less than usual...he woke up at 8 this morning and was fussy. I suctioned his nose and got a bunch of snot out, and then nursed him, though he wasn't all that interested. He only nursed on one side and pulled off way sooner than usual. Now, at 10:30, I tried to nurse him again. Same thing. My right boob is so full, so I KNOW he's got getting his typical amount of milk. I don't usually get full like this anymore.
His output has decreased...I went to change his diaper and was surprised to find it dry. That makes about 3 hours since he's peed. Sounds okay, except that he's typically always wet..
We've tried just about everything to relieve his stuffiness, since I assumed that's why he doesn't want to nurse much...I'm just kinda getting worried about his input and output...I'm an RN, but I don't deal with babies so...I'm not sure!!
There are three reasons for breast-feeding: the milk is always at the right temperature; it comes in attractive containers; and the cat can't get it. ~Irena Chalmers