Hello! So my LO is 11 months old, (and is acting more like a toddler everyday) so I was hoping it would be okay to post here instead of the infant forum.
My DD came down with a fever 2 nights ago. This is the first time she has been sick in 11 months! YAY Breastfeeding!!
Yesterday she mostly slept and nursed. But today she doesn't really want to nurse. She's more active and doesn't have a fever anymore, but she still seems to be under the weather. Sometimes she'll be playing and then just start crying (like she's hurt, I'm wondering if maybe she has a sore throat?) I'll offer to nurse and she just turns away. She'll let me hold her to comfort her, but I'm starting to get really full of milk.
Since I no longer work, and returned the rental pump I was using, I don't have an electric pump at home. I have a manual, but frankly it hurts and I've never been successful at getting much milk out with it. I hand expressed in the shower and that provided some relief.
Will this pass and she will want to nurse again soon? Should i be worried that my milk supply will diminish if she continues this way for a few days? She's still nursing at night and has been nursing a little here and there. I just don't feel like she's draining my breasts however.
Any experience and suggestions are greatly appreciated!!