DD has a cold and is teething and naturally she is stuffed up. We have been sucking out her nose as often as we can (sometimes nothing comes out) as well as running a humidifier in her room. I feel terrible because the nose thing makes her cry so hard, but what else can I do? She needs to breathe!
SO - my question is that I'm worried she's not getting enough fluids, so is it okay for her to have juice or water? She's not really demanding to nurse, so I try every 2 hours but the session is very quick and involves a lot of switching. She is nursing like a champ at night (since the humidifier is in her room) so her diapers at night and first thing in the morning are great, but the rest of the day, they are pretty light. I have been pumping after her 3 minute feedings during the day so that my supply doesn't quit on me, but I don't get very much (I suck at pumping!!!) but even what I get she won't take from her sippy cup - she is very confused by mommy milk in a cup right now lol
I know we're not supposed to do a lot of juice or water, but is it okay since she is sick? I gave her the sippy cup at dinner and she sucked down a bunch. I don't want her to get dehydrated. What should I look for besides the low diaper count?
Thanks for the help!