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Excessive dribbling ..Could my 9 week old be teething ..........???

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Boop33 Tue 15-Jan-13 10:40:44

Hi all ,

My DD is mixed fed .... BF in the day and FF at night . We put her on formula because she was having so much ( she now will drink between 6oz and 8oz at 7 pm and 11ish ) . She has been on formula for about 2 and a half weeks but in the last few days she has started dribbling A LOT ! one mum suggested to be that she may be teething . Is this likely so young ? just wondering if anyone has advice /experience of this ..?? I've had a quick look but can;t see anything at min.

Thanks xx

happy2bhomely Tue 15-Jan-13 10:45:50

My dd cut her first tooth at 12 weeks, so it's possible.

Boop33 Tue 15-Jan-13 11:00:43

thanks happy ....tbh its quite scary to think so .. is there any other things to look for .........apart from the tooth obviously !!

Kveta Tue 15-Jan-13 11:02:25

it's just a normal developmental stage to dribble a lot - could be teething, could not - my DD has always dribbled a lot, and her first 2 teeth are just cutting now at 7 months. We get through a lot of bibs...

ZuleikaD Tue 15-Jan-13 13:32:17

Highly unlikely. Dribbling at this age is usually more linked to their growing ability to put stuff in their mouths - it's the body's natural defence system to flush out nasties rather than swallow them. But it is possible.

Boop33 Wed 16-Jan-13 15:25:34

Hey ok thanks all ..........i think you are probably right i've had a good look and can't see /feel any sign of teeth x

ThreeWheelsGood Wed 16-Jan-13 15:34:35

we thought this too! grumbly, lots of dribble, but now DD is 12 weeks I think it was just a phase.

Boop33 Wed 16-Jan-13 15:41:08

yeah i think you may be right threewheels - I will just have to put up with the constant wet shoulder !

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