So ds had fever last Thursday night and wasn't comforted by nursing like he usually is. (we co-sleep and he nurses 6-7 times a night) Friday he had a fever of 103, ped said to give him tylenol and ibuprofen and wait it out. He had no other symptoms. He took 25 oz of EBM from a bottle while I was at work. Saturday, still fever, and slobbery, wouldn't swallow and barely nursed during the day. Yesterday, took him to urgent care and while his strep test was negative, the md indicated that he thought it was strep and gave us an antibiotic. However, ds didn't nurse at all yesterday. I pumped because I was exploding and he took a few bottles. Last night I was able to sneak a boob in once while he slept, but the other times he woke up fussing he wouldn't take it.
I don't think he's weaning because he normally nurses 4-5 times during the day and 6 times at night and doesn't really care for solids. This seems very sudden.
I'm thinking that he is on a nursing strike because he associates nursing with his sore throat. What do I do to end this strike? Will he go back to the boob when he feels better or is he going to still associate it with his sore throat?