DD2 Is refusing to feed point blank. I think she is teething as all the signs are there such as dribbling constantly, rosey cheeks, chewing fist and lots of crying which is unusual for her.She is eating solids so I'm not worried about weight, however, her fontanelle appears to be dipping in and I think she is getting degydrated I am giving regular pain relief, cold things to bite on etc to try to soothe it. Today she has hardly fed in cluding bed time when she normally has 30-40 mins. Tonight she would not latch on at all This has been the case for almost 3 days now. I have resorted to giving water from a cup because at least she will drink a small amount of it.
4.5mths. She is responding between crying and chewing her fist and is now asleep without having her usual bed time feed. She didn't kick up any fuss either which is unlike her as she is normally desperate for her bed feed.
Hi Tori. Hope you've called A&E/NHS direct. Trust your instincts. Teething might be masking something else that's going on with her. Good to get her checked out ASAP. Let us (March board) know how it goes.
Hi, I contacted NHS Direct and they got the Dr to phone me. She said from a dehydration POV not to worry because she has managed to take her solids without vomiting and that there are lots of fluids in food (which I know). DD has still not requested feeding and for once I am willing her to wake up during the night to be fed. If she doesn't I will take her to the Drs in the morning. Thanks for your posts. She has slept except for rousing when I phoned NHS Direct and hasn't woken since