I have a 13 month old DS who is not nursing much at all the last week due to teething. He is a late teether, and got his first tooth at 11 months, and has gotten 4 more teeth in the last 3 weeks! Now he looks like he's getting 2 more, and I am getting concerned about his nursing and my supply. He also is not a great eater. He didn't start solids until 10 months really, and he doesn't eat much now also due to the teething. His weight is fine (he is 24lbs, 11 ounces and gained 4 ounces in the last 3 weeks) as I took him to the pedi last week just to make sure he didn't have an ear infection or something else. He's been night nursing again frequently. I have been giving him Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Hyland's teething tablets, used the orajel a couple of times, teething biscuits, etc. He has never been one to use the teething gel toys or any other teether toy (it seems like I've tried them all).
The teething I know will pass, but I feel like my supply has really DROPPED the last week, especially since I'm also due for my period this week (I may be 5 days late although my cycles aren't really that regular yet) I actually took two pregnancy tests that were negative because I have been feeling funny.
The last two days DS has had a significant drop in wet diapers and today I didn't change his diaper from 11am until 6:30pm and it was just lightly wet (changed only 3 today, once is morning which was somewhat large, then again before his nap at 11, and again before his bath at 6:30pm). Should I start pumping a little to help with my supply? Should I take fennugreek (I have taken in the past before to help with pumping issue). I am a SAHM and don't wish to start pumping if I don't have too. Will my supply just pick up again when he wants to nurse more?
The frequency of his nursing hasn't changed much as the quality. He latches on but doesn't really suck, just sort of flutter sucks and holds on. And when I have a let down, he sucks a little then pulls off. He doesn't really cry when nursing. Am I just worrying too much?
Sorry for all the details! I just don't know what to do! I don't want to lose my supply as we are not ready to wean yet and I don't think that's what he's doing either. He still night nurses well and frequent and only falls asleep nursing. We have worked so hard to nurse this long and I don't want it to end so abruptly!
Thanks for any help!!!!!