Is this teething? I think so but I want to check with you all (my doctor gave him an appointment for next MONTH).
- Face covered in red rash (lip, chin, cheeks only)
- Refusing the boob constantly unless I use ice cubes on them first.
- Refusing the boob overnight but waking a lot
- Screaming down the house in obvious hunger but again refusing
- Won't take a bottle (with my toddler, he had cold milk bottles)
What on earth do I do, it's been a week, no sign off a tooth, but he's been on a full nursing strike. I'm really starting to worry about his nutrition. I'm going to try cup feeding him later. This is exhausting, he is too young for solids, how I do get him to eat?? I'm pretty sure he's not sick.
I reckon it's teething. My youngest had bad teething symptoms from 9 weeks and yet his first tooth didn't start to come through until he was 9 months, it didn't come through fully until 11 months and we then realised it was two teeth fused together no wonder it was hard work for him. I found feeding lying down helped though you have probably already tried this. Also dream feeding when he was just roused enough to actually latch on, I could get him to have very long feeds that way and that helped make up for lack of intake during the day xx
Sounds like teething to me. My LO gets symptoms right before he gets the little slit in the gum, so it doesn't appear that he's teething until a little bit after. I've taken him to the doctor twice thinking it was something more serious because I couldn't see any teeth coming through.
He gets rashes on his chin, lips, corners of his mouth. There was one point where I thought he was getting a cold sore or something. He also wakes up a lot and will generally refuse to nurse unless he's really hungry. I let him chew on frozen cotton cloths. I also used a tommee tippee stage 1 chewther until he was old enough to eat solids (now I use frozen bananas and stuff like that).
My lo was a bit like that at around 3 months, became difficult to feed & often refused boob altogether. It wasn't teething in his case, he didn't get his first tooth till he was 10 months old & wasn't bothered by it coming through at all! Plus, he had grown out all the so-called teething symptoms like drooling & chewing on his hands, I think they're developmental anyway.
The feeding fussiness at 3 months lasted about 3 weeks I think, then he went back to normal although not long after that he started feeding very quickly, on & off both sides in about 10 mins, don't know if it was related.
It certainly could be teething with your LO, but you won't know unless a tooth comes through of course!
Just keep offering boob as much as possible, that's what I did, hopefully he'll go back to normal soon.
could you give him tylenol? motrin works the best for teething I've found but they can't have it till 6 months. I don't like to use medicines too often but Hadley has such an awful time with it it's the only thing that helps.
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