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So Jacob turned 1 on August 25th. I recently weaned him to BF 3 times a day (before that he was only BFing 5 times a day - max). The morning, noon time, and before bed. Monday, he woke up with a fever. It lasted until yesterday morning. During that time, I BFed him whenever he asked for it, because I knew he wasn't feeling well. Today the fever is completely gone but he is asking to BF like every 2 hrs!! I don't know what is going on. I don't see any teeth coming in so I don't think its teething either. Is there a 1 year growth spurt? Does anyone have a clue what is going on? Before the fever he was really only asking to BF about 2-3 times a day.
Even though his fever is gone, he could still be fighting whatever he had/has. Most children will really pick up on nursing when they are sick, both for comfort and I think it's nature's way of telling them that the antibodies in our milk will help them fight it off better.
Andrea, mom to Abigail (6) Annabelle (4) and Alexis (1)
Hello Melissa ~ My dd is a bit older and I have always breastfed on demand. I'm shocked to see how many times she will go on these b/f marathons! Anyway I wholeheartedly agree with the PP.
I don't really know what's up on your end like you do. I wonder if maybe it's him wanting to b/f more? If you want him to stop, you could offer water/food instead, clean diaper, a little outside time and if he's inconsolable, then give him some boobie. Anyway, let us know what you decide and good luck in the meantime!