I feel like I am batting a thousand these past few weeks. I have been worried about this for the past few weeks but seemed to avert the problem so far. Until today.
I went to work this morning, I left at 9:30 and nursed my LO right up until I walk out the door, I nurse her back to sleep. I came home about 4:15, I'm a hairdresser so my days vary. DH then informed me she had not eaten a drop since I had left that morning. She had two poops, a few wets and only played with the bottle when he tried to feed her. He tried different positions and everything.
A little back ground, she is 17 1/2 weeks old. Great breastfeeding, was taking a bottle. I work 3 days a week, hours vary. I pump at work. I had a dip in supply but I got some milk tea and seems that my supply is back to GREAT! Everything has been really picture perfect. She has seemed to have a cold, a little congestion but she is eating really good. I also took her to an urgent care I thought she had an earache but they said she was teething. She's been hitting herself in head, rubbing the back of her head a lot. And gnawing/attacking (literally growls and attacks our hands) on our hands and whatever else she can get. I've given her baby Tylenol three times in the last 3 weeks. Plus she's a bit moody and sleeps all day. She's been sleeping all day for a while now. I laid her down tonight at 7:30, she will wake maybe twice for comfort nursing and sleep until 12 in the afternoon tomorrow.
Sorry this is long and drawn out, I know you have heard this a thousand times and I'm sure I know what to do. I think maybe try a new bottle, we currently use the Tommee Tippee brand. Maybe a sipper cup, or spoon feed it to her. Thing is she's only 4 months old, will spoon feeding confuse her? Could we offer her food and maybe get her through the day that way? I want to do BLS, BLW and no cereal. I feel a little lost. So sad she didn't eat today. She also didn't chow when I got home, she ate normal, she ate good, but didn't seem desperate for food. Maybe she trusted I would feed her?