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  1. Rachaellius

    Rachaellius Well-Known Member

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    Phoebe seems to be off her feeds. She keeps crying for a bottle but then sucks on it for an hour and has none of it.
    Her last feed was at 8.30 this morning, she finished the full 5oz. She started crying for another feed at 12 (an hour ago) but she's only had half an ounce and gone to sleep.
    She did it on her bottle last night too. And struggled to finish most of her bottles throughout the day.
    I've tried winding her incase it was wind stopping her and she's already on level 2 teats.
    The temperature of the bottle seems fine too.
    She seems alright in herself, her cheeks look quite red though but her temp is 36 and she seems really sleepy.
    So not really sure whats wrong and what else to try? :/ xx
     
  2. Maria1977

    Maria1977 Well-Known Member

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    Could it be growth spurt? Oz used to hardly feed and sleep loads during growth spurts?
     
  3. Rachaellius

    Rachaellius Well-Known Member

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    Ooh I never thought of that, I just assumed she'd feed more during a growth spurt. I'm just a bit concerned that its been nearly 4 and a half hours now since her last feed, she never goes that long and I don't understand why she's crying for it and then not taking it :( x
     
  4. Jayceesmumma

    Jayceesmumma Well-Known Member

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    Might be early teething too?
     
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    lewisca Well-Known Member

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    Was just thinking it maybe teething too x


     
  6. positivity :)

    positivity :) Well-Known Member

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    :hugs: hope she is ok xx
     
  7. Rachaellius

    Rachaellius Well-Known Member

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    Oh gosh I hope it's not teething just yet. She's still suffering with colic, it'll be hell. Do they go off their feeds when teething? x
     
  8. spice

    spice Well-Known Member

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    my LO started teething at 9 weeks (he's just turned 25 weeks) and he went off his feeds big time at first, it would take me up to 2 hours to get him to take half his normal bottle :( I will say he's a lot better now (still teething) he takes his bottle in 2 stages now, half when he first wakes and half before he goes back to sleep...which currently means he's having 4oz ever 2 hours during the day! hope she's ok x
     
  9. Rachaellius

    Rachaellius Well-Known Member

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    She's had 7oz since 8.30 this morning :( x

    Also she's started sucking her fist a lot lately too, is this a sign of teething too? And if she is teething is there anything I can give her at only 8 weeks old? She doesn't seem to be in any pain though x
     
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  10. Maria1977

    Maria1977 Well-Known Member

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    Oz used to hardly feed and sleep endlessly during a growth spurt, I used to get so worried at the time! But after 24-48 hours he'd go back to his normal routine and I'd wished I'd made the most of the heavy sleeping lol
     
  11. Jayceesmumma

    Jayceesmumma Well-Known Member

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    Lilyanna has been sucking her fist for ages too.. Bonjela teething gel is ok from 2months I think x
     
  12. Jayceesmumma

    Jayceesmumma Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is lol just put some on lily and read the tube xx
     
  13. Maria1977

    Maria1977 Well-Known Member

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    Babies also put their fists/fingers in their mouth as part of development though. It's just exploration xx
     
  14. Jayceesmumma

    Jayceesmumma Well-Known Member

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    Of course.. No harm in giving bonjela a try if she's in pain it will help x
     
  15. Laura_C

    Laura_C Well-Known Member

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    Sophia has been like this too, I thought it was teething as she had red cheeks and had fist in mouth and dribbling, but my LO is 3 months now. Eventually what settled her was gripe water, I think she was havin some griping gas pain, she passed two greeny poos that day and by the evening she was much better. You can give it before of after feeds and it settled her tummy. She was much perkier, I also gave her a dose of calpol just in case it was teething but she's fine now and draining 9oz bottles!!
     
  16. Rachaellius

    Rachaellius Well-Known Member

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    I'm already giving her colief in her bottles for colic. Is it okay to use gripe water and colief? Or is best to just use one or the other. She's always struggled to bring up her wind x
     
  17. Laura_C

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    I'm also using Colief too, Sophia I just so windy bless her - pharmacist told me it was fine to use. Colief breaks down the lactose in the milk and gripe water soothes baby's tummy and helps get their wind up - the two do entirely different things. I have tried a comfort milk but she didn't get on with the Aptamil one at all. I only needed to use the gripe water for a couple of days and it seemed to sort her out :)
     
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  18. Rachaellius

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    Thats great hun thankyou, no harm in giving it a go :) xx
     

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