G is almost 9 months and BF has been easy breezy until a week or so ago. He got pretty sick for a few weeks and a week ago was diagnosed with an ear infection and ran a fever for 5 days. The first round of antibiotics did nothing and as of Saturday he went on new antibiotics. He is overall doing better (but is still fighting a cold).

The problem now is nursing. For the past week or so, he will only nurse well before sleep (so, before both of his naps, bed, and overnight). If I try to nurse him while awake, he pushes me away or screams. I can sometimes get him to nurse for a few minutes but then he pushes away and gets mad. He won't take a bottle from me.

Does this seem like normal behavior for having been on the stronger antibiotic (Cefdinir) for over 72 hours? Should I continue to push nursing? Take him back to the doctor? I've been pumping some. He has plenty of wet and dirty diapers, but also isn't really into solids b/c of the cold.

Any insights are appreciated.