I've been breastfeeding baby on demand since he was born. He is now 9 months and 16 days (to be exact!). He started solids at 6 months, likes it and is good at eating. We normally give him 2 meals a day and a very small snack. Neither of the meals are huge and sometimes he only gets one (if we are out and come home right in time for a nap, for example). The last time we had him weighed was about 4-6 weeks ago and he had jumped from the 50th to 60th percentile (he was a little over 20 pounds). He has been feeding for shorter durations for a couple of months now--both because (I think) of improved efficiency and serious distractibility.
I work part time, since he was 6 months. Mostly I work at home, one day a week at the office when I pump 2x in 6 hours. Sometimes he takes a bottle of BM from my husband and sometimes he waits until I get home. I always feed him right before I leave and when I get home. We cosleep and he nurses 2-3 times per night (between 7pm when he nurses to sleep and 5/6am when he nurses awake). When I am not working I nap with him a lot and he nurses then. I want to primarily BF until 1 year and then go as long as possible past (will follow his lead on weaning from BM after 1 year).
I have been home for the past 2 weeks (no pumping). Yesterday, he was super fussy and wanted to nurse nearly every hour. He would latch on and off and on and off and not nurse long before he was crawling away and screaming if I brought him back. But, then he'd be fussing for food an hour later. My breasts never felt very full yesterday and though I can often hear him gulping the milk, I didn't hear that much yesterday. He went to bed without much nursing and then only woke up twice. Today, he slept a bit long for his morning nap and so my husband took a bottle of BM (freshly expressed) with them when they left for a daddy-baby group they go to. I could barely get 80mls (<3oz) which is weird and unusual (very low). Yesterday, I tried to pump in the afternoon as I was worried he wasn't removing milk with his finicky nursing and barely got 30mls. Also weird (low).
He has a little bit of a cold. I don't think he is teething. Does this sound like aa growth spurt? I thought so yesterday, but my breasts aren't feeling any fuller today. Is my supply dipping? What would you suggest? I always get a little panicky when things aren't going as normal.
His nappy output is normal. VERY wet first thing in the morning (around 6:30am), very wet about 10:30am, good and wet about 1:30pm, wet around 4:30pm, damp around 6:00pm, then naked time and bed.
Am I over-reacting? Should I do anything?