i'm worried about 2 things, my milk production and my baby's nourishment. today has been a very strange nursing day. 14 week old ds had a normal night with a feeding at 2 AM and 5 AM. and again upon waking at 630AM. Then he slept almost all day, waking up to feed once at around 1130 and then not again until 430pm. i tried to offer several more times since then and he has taken the breast but reluctantly, with much tugging and yanking. just now (730pm) i fed him and he projectile vomited a TON of milk. Now our total for the past 12 hours is around 3 feedings, instead of our normal 6. He also has never slept so many hours during the day since he was a little newborn.
could he have slept through some needed feedings or would he have woken up if he had been hungry? should i have been pumping today to make up for the times he didn't feed? is this what they call a nursing strike? is it normal for a 14 week old to sleep for 5 hours straight during the day? this is totally atypical for him. strangely, now since waking at 2:30, he has only had one short 30 minute nap. that's almost 6 hours of straight wake time, and he never does that!! he always falls asleep after 1 1/2-2 hours of wake time. will this affect my milk supply?
also, how long do you wait to feel them after they throw up like that? do you try right away since you know they are empty or do you wait in case they feel nauseated? this is only the 2nd time ever that ds has thrown up a meal.
i'm really new at this so i would really appreciate your sage advice. thank you!!