Re: Teething nursing strike almost 5 month old - to pump or
I think you're on the right track with counting diapers and allowing unrestricted nursing at night. As long as you let him nurse all night and you see the minimum number of wets in a 24 hour period, I think you're okay without syringes or cups or whatever. If this continues, I do think you might want to pump every few hours during the day, just to maintain production for when your LO decides to nurse more. I also think you might want to try nursing him in a low distraction environment, like a darkened bedroom. 5 month olds are notoriously distractible!
If the fever continues more than another day or so, I'd take him in to the doc. An ear infection or sore throat could explain the behavior you're seeing, and I know my pediatrician says to bring kids in if you have 3 consecutive days of fever. Even if it's low grade.
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