My baby is having slight fever. Yesterday the doctor checked baby's urine under the microscope and said the urine looked clear so she wont start baby on antibiotics, but sending the urine for culture, just to make sure(results back in 3 days time). Meanwhile, I'm worried about it and hope someone can shed some light on this. Baby's on breastmilk exclusively since birth.
On friday night, baby was very sleepy and wasnt very interested in nursing. However, saturday onwards, he's making up for it by nursing very regularly (almost hourly!) and was and still is awake alot. He cries alot when he nurses - unlatching and re-latching over and over again (varies .. sometimes he feeds right on without any fuss). This started a few days back. Apart from that, he's passing poo and urine like usual i.e. almost with every feeding.
A short history: We're both having thrush (doc said that's not the cause of the fever) and I'm having very bad nipples trauma (both are cracked terribly -- chunk of flesh seems missing). I've since improved on the latch, but the initial latch-on is very painful due to the thrush. Nonetheless, I've been direct-breastfeeding baby since birth.
Oh yeah, he started spitting-up alot too -- wonder if it's because of the increase of crying while nursing (all the unlatching and relatching). Sometimes after his nap, he would spit up some curdled milk from the previous feeding. Is this normal?
Thanks for your support and help!