I have posted on here a few times before and you wonderful ladies have been so helpful so I am turning to you again for your help and advice.
My almost 8 month is not nursing very well and I think I feel some teeth coming in. As she is my first I do not know what to expect with nursing and teething. She is up every two hours and the only thing that will calm her is to nurse. She only nurses for about 5 minutes and is then back to sleep. Could this be caused by the teething? Last night she wouldn't even really latch until I hand expressed milk and put it on her tongue a couple of times. She would attempt to latch and then pull off really quick, screaming!
I've recently started a new job and the hours are from 6-2:30 so I pump/nurse before I drop her off to daycare and then I only get a chance to pump once during my work day. My supply has noticeably decreased when I pump. Another factor to add is I just got my period, the first one I have had since I've had her. Could this affect my milk supply? My milk is the only milk she gets (no formula) and she gets small amounts of cereal/baby food twice a day.
She has also had some temperament changes. She used to be a happy baby with the exception of the occasional tantrum and now she cries so much, like she is in pain. Again, is this the teething or growing pains? I have only been giving her teethers to chew on as I read conflicting stories on oragel. Is there anything I can do, it is agonizing to hear her and not be able to help?
Again, any advice/suggestions would be appreciated! Thank you!!!