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Help! DD2 4.5mths is on strike (or so it would seem..................)

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tori32 Sun 17-Aug-08 18:42:43

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 sad
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 sad 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.

tori32 Sun 17-Aug-08 19:04:08


tori32 Sun 17-Aug-08 19:04:25


tori32 Sun 17-Aug-08 19:06:42

help anyone? It is really serious so I think I will call NHS Direct instead of waiting for responses.

Slink Sun 17-Aug-08 19:08:50

I would go straight to A&e if i was you is she responding to you? you get a gut feeling if your worried just go good luck xxx

ScottishMummy Sun 17-Aug-08 19:08:55

depressed fontanele is out of hours gp or nhs direct.get advice.

what age is dd?

tori32 Sun 17-Aug-08 19:13:26

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.

JFly Sun 17-Aug-08 19:37:18

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.

BouncingTurtle Sun 17-Aug-08 19:50:29

Have just seen this... hope you have contacted NHS direct or gone to A&E - you need to get the dehydration sorted asap then sort out why she wasn't feeding.
Hope you and dd are ok.

tori32 Sun 17-Aug-08 21:47:25

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 sad 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

tori32 Sun 17-Aug-08 21:48:45

<<tired wave and smile at Jfly>>>smile

tori32 Sun 17-Aug-08 21:48:45

<<tired wave and smile at Jfly>>>smile

tori32 Sun 17-Aug-08 21:48:46

<<tired wave and smile at Jfly>>>smile

tori32 Sun 17-Aug-08 21:49:12


ScottishMummy Sun 17-Aug-08 22:27:56

glad this resolved well.take care

JFly Mon 18-Aug-08 08:55:16

Good news Tori! Hope things go better today with feeding. Keep us posted and take care.

tori32 Wed 20-Aug-08 21:49:49

You too Jfly. The little -bugger- darling has now taken to feeding 3 times in the night and hardly at all during the day. This needs to stop grin I have more under eye baggage than dame vera lyn grin

tori32 Wed 20-Aug-08 21:50:39

oops bugger

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