I posted a few days ago about my son and his teething pain. He has significantly reduced his nursing due to teething (I think), and plus my supply has felt low this last week due to my cycle this month. I don't know what to do I am so confused.
He REFUSES to nurse on my left side (my left side was always kind of a "snacker" anyway), but doesn't seem satisfied after nursings the last few days. He wants to comfort nurse and stay latched on FOREVER like he did when he was a newborn. He has bitten me 3 times yesterday and although I think it surprised him, I don't think he is scared to nurse. I used to be able to feel multiple let downs in my right side but over the last 1-2 weeks that has dropped to maybe one or two and he is having less diapers per day. I only change 3 maybe 4, and the only time it is really wet is in the morning (although this seems like half of what it used to be) and around dinnertime.
I took him to the pedi last week to make sure he wasn't having an ear infection or something else. He has been eating more solids but refuses to drink anything else I offer. He never did take EBM, and I have tried giving him sips of milk the last few days but he's not that interested. He has been clingy and super sensitive. I am giving him Tylenol/Motrin/teething tablets but it doesn't seem to help that much with his nursing supply.
I guess my main questions is should I be worried about my supply and the wet diapers? His weight gain was only 4 ounces in a month, but my pedi wasn't worried because he is 24 lbs, 10 ounces. He is active, and seems content for some periods after he's napped or taken something to help his teeth feel better. I guess I'm venting too, since I'm so worried I'm going to lose my supply and I feel like I should start supplementing him with something to drink since his diapers aren't that wet.
Last night was the worst, since he would wake up and want to nurse, then pull of crying (pain cry I think). I got him up to give him the teething tablets twice during the night which I have never needed to do before, which seemed to help him go back to sleep. He has been sort of whimpering in his sleep and can't settle back to sleep when he wakes up.
He had 4 teeth come in over a 3 week period! And it looks like he has 2 or 3 more coming. They are coming in all at once!!!
Any Advice??? I feel lik crying