Oliver is sick. For the past three days he’s been pretty lethargic. He slept most of today. He doesn’t have much of an appetite and he has vomited 4 of the last 5 times I’ve nursed him. This last part is the part that worries me the most. I assume it is my milk that is triggering it because it happens within minutes, if not seconds, of him finishing nursing. He doesn’t seem as interested in nursing (probably because the loss of appetite?) but I don’t know if he is really ready to wean, or if I am ready to wean him. It’s not like I wasn’t expecting to wean him soon because Simon weaned a few weeks after his first birthday and Oliver turns 1 on Thursday, but I don’t want to wean a sick baby. I want to wean a healthy baby.
Help me sort this out. Could the milk be causing him to throw up? Do I bother pumping to keep up my supply until he has recovered, and then end up weaning him a few weeks later? Or is it okay if I just let things go and use this illness as an easy way to wean?
I know that this is ultimately my decision (or maybe things are going to happen whether I want them to or not), but I’d appreciate any insights or words of encouragement you may have to offer.