My DS is almost 6 months old and over last week or so I have been struggling with changes to his eating habits. Previously he would eat every 2-3 hours for 30-40 min about 7-9 times per day and was sleeping most of the night. 9pm-430/5 in am. He's become very distracted now and keeps pulling away (with my nipple still in his mouth! Ouch!). I have a 2 year old and she just follows me if I try to go somewhere else. He also has been suckling a lot or eating for 3-5 min then pulling off. He gets very stiff and pushes off my too. We have been struggling with reflux since birth and I have increased his dose on meds. I don't think it's that cause he's very predictable when it's time for dose to be increased
He constantly has hands in fmouth. I know part of that is normal. But he puts fingers in mouth while eating. He also will not nap. He was never a big sleeper(except when he's nursing). Now though its like maybe 2 20 min naps all day and he's getting up every 2-3 hrs at night He's fussy which is not normal for him. I've been blessed with a very calm happy baby. He has plenty of wet diapers and poops at least 2 times a day. He's gaining well too. 16 lbs 6 oz at 5 mos.
He pulls on his ears a little, no fever, no drainage from nose so I do not think its ear infection. I'm wondering if we are getting a tooth? I did not make it past 7 weeks breastfeeding with my DD so this is all new to me.
My supply is dropping I think too because he won't eat a full meal anymore I usually pump 1 oz for every hour I have not pumped or fed him. Now I'm getting 1/2 oz. I'm pumping with a Symphony too.
Today for example he has just wanted to nurse all day long which is limiting but I just kept putting him on and he would nurse for a little then fall asleep. I would wait a little bit then try lay him down and he screams. I can't just sit on the couch all day with him latched so I don't know what to do. As the weekend approaches I'm concerned because I work 12+ hours on the weekend and I will be gone. I can't keep up with his bottles. He was drinking 6 bottles a day while I was working and the last few weekends he's been drinking 8. I can't keep up with the supply now. We haven't supplemented yet but I'm afraid I will have to a little.
Any advice for all of this