My daughter is 8 months old. We are breastfeeding and doing baby-led solids. We offer solids 1-2 times per day but she really just nibbles on things. She nurses during the day about every 3-4 hours for a "full meal" but also "socially nurses" a few times in between there. Since about 1 month ago, she has also been nursing ALL night long (we cosleep). I mean my boob is in her mouth literally all night! If I unlatch her even to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night she wakes up crying. Before this started she would wake to eat over night only 1-2 times. I work 1-2 days per week (and pump) and my husband stays with her and feeds her bottles of my pumped milk. She's never been ecstatic about the whole bottle thing, but would still drink between 10-15 ounces in the 12 hours I am gone from her. However the past several times I have worked she is drinking less and less from her bottle, only drinking about 6-8 ounces while I'm gone (but still nursing all night long when I'm home with her). Now for the past 2 days she has had decreased urine output. She ususally has 6-8 wet diapers per day and 1 poop per day. However yesterday she only had 4 wet diapers and 1 poop (and she still nursed all day and night like she usually does.) Today, my husband is home with her and she has only drank 8 ounces in the past 12 hours. She has also only had 3 wet diapers. However every morning when I take her night time diaper off (we use cloth) it is SOAKED to the max, so I know she's peeing all night. She is teething (cut her first tooth yesterday morning) so she has been more fussy than usual. She weighs 18.4 lbs (weighed her this week) and has gained 2 lbs. since 1 month ago (weighed 16.6 lbs. the first week in June.)
My questions are:
-Is the "up all night nursing" behavior normal for this age / teething
-Should I be worried about her decreased intake while I am gone at work? Anything I or my husband can do to encourage her to drink more? (We've tried a sippy cup instead of the bottle but she refuses it. We've used the same bottles since she was 2 months old with no issues till now.)
-Is the decreased urine output concerning? I can understand why she would have less urine output when she is home with my husband and not drinking as much, but what about when I was home all day nursing her yesterday? It's been VERY hot here in SC so maybe she's a little dehydrated?
Basically, our Ped is over an hour away and I don't want to take her in for no reason. If this sounds concerning though of course I want to take her! Any input ya'll could provide would be so helpful!!