Dd woke up with a fever on Sat. She'd had a cough for over a week so we took her to ooh. We got told it was just a virus and sent home. Her temp continued to rise despite alternating with calpol and ibuprofen cue another trip to ooh. This time we were told she had a throat and ear infection and prescribed antibiotics.
Dd still had a fever on Sun. She didn't have much appetite and was struggling to nurse from left boob. 2pm was her last feed.
She wants to nurse but every time she tries to latch she starts crying and putting her fingers in her mouth. It was a very difficult night and she even struggled to take water in. She wouldn't drink milk from a bottle or cup despite normally being ok with that.
We took her to the GP today who said she wasn't dehydrated and it's just the inflammation making it sore.
I've managed to get 2oz of expressed milk into her using a dropper and she's had some water.
However, she's managed to eat some cheerios and toast so why can't she latch? Her gum looks a bit inflamed but it is hard to see and if it was teething wouldn't that affect her eating solids too?
Sorry for the essay!
Dd hasn't been able to breastfeed since 2pm yesterday. She wants