Right now Jeremy has an ear infection (daycare ), and he has been eating and nursing very little for the past three days. Yesterday I took him to the ped, who put him on antibiotics, although today his fever still reached almost 103 between doses of tylenol. We've had a hard time getting him to drink enough, and his urine output seems way down. This evening he seemed a bit better and even ate a bit of dinner, but only partially nursed one side before bed, and refused repeated offers of more. He's also quite congested, which might be making it uncomfortable to nurse. I'm worried 1) that he's not getting enough fluids and 2) that my supply will drop after three days of scant nursing (we're only nursing morning and nights these days). I'm not ready to wean yet, I really want to make it at least to 2 years.
So my question is, should I pump tonight to try to maintain my supply? Of course then I risk having him waking up hungry and me being all drained out. Or just trust that he'll nurse back up when he feels better? I'm worried that we'll get into a cycle in which the low supply of milk causes him to progressively lose interest, leading to further drop in supply, etc. Any advice on what to do?
Also -- the ped seemed concerned that he might have a UTI, but decided not to get a urine culture once she discovered the ear infection. Anything I should look out for here?