My almost 8 week old son woke up not too long ago and his cry was very hoarse and weak and he nursed only a few (less than 5) minutes and was back to sleep. He has been sleeping all day and has not been nursing like he normally does since last night (yesterday was my first day back to work and the first day of being away from him.) He was also super congested and I had to clear out his nose. Anyone else experienced this with your babies? Let me also add that he has NOT been running a fever of any kind.
Sounds like a cold, whenever my son got sick, but not that young, he would sleep all day long as his body was fighting the bug. Also, it is hard for the little ones to nurse when they are clogged up with mucus, but you have to keep trying. I would definitely call the doctor for a phone consultation though, just to be safe. Make sure he does not get dehydrated, you can tell by how many wet diapers he has, if he is having less than usual there is danger of dehydration and at his age that is bad news. Good luck, I hope he gets to feeling better.
I agree with calling your pedi. Also as to him being congested run a hot shower. Once the bathroom is steamy you can take baby in there to help decongest him. I used to also nurse my sons in the steamy bathroom when they'd get congested.