hi, my nearly 5 month old has cut his first tooth in the last week. he has had a low grade fever (99.1-99.6) during the day for the last five days. and has hardly nursed during the day. three sessions - wake up session at 8ish, then 5 or 6pm and at bed around 9pm. usually he nurses every two or so hours or whenever he wants. granted he is also super distracted during the day so nursing has been less frequent. he hasn't really been napping during the day either. but does nurse often during the night. not sure how often, i just try to make sure to wake up and let him nurse as much as he wants at night (cosleep.
so do i pump? how often? i have pumped to comfort after 8 hours without nursing.
do i try to give the babe milk via syringe or cup (he doesn't take a bottle)?
i am worried about dehydration with his little fever and lack of fluids.
he did just nurse a ton but then spit up four huge amounts in five minutes. i also pumped on one side cause i don't think it had been emptied for 10 hours or who knows!? i kind of let things play out as baby wants so i usually don't keep track of things. although yesterday i did count his wets and he had 6 and 2 big poops. he has been in good spirits generally - smiles and giggles. tries to gnaw on everything!