My munchkin is showing all the signs bless him. He has been great at night but has v recently waking early or in night for a feed (he has been sleeping 9-10 hours a night previouly . He's got red cheeks, chewing everything, etc...
I'm getting sore as he is v fussy and keeps pulling away at breast (with nipple still in mouth - ouch!) and we are latching on and off, on and off x 20 througout the feed. This is especially so on his less preferred boob.
Have started to use calgel on his gums before a feed to see it that helps but wondered if this is normal and if anyone has any pearls of wisdom that will help? Can it be something else (I'm sure its not thrush - been there done that!!!!)
Had a similar problem with DS around the same time. Have you tried feeding in a quiet room then there is nothing to distract him. I have used nelsons teething granules which seem to take effect quite quickly - and wear off quick but they might help with his feeding. Also if he is bad then give him calpol. My DS is 6.5 months old now and I'm still bf, hope that helps
This was only a few weeks ago with ds, had a terrible time with the bfing, very much as you describe, fusy, nipple pulling etc.
After a few days we had a day where she had a nursing strike for 9 hours and cried almost the whole of that time (except where she was so exhausted she would pass out for 10 minutes or so then wake and scream).
She finally went to sleep properly about 9ish slept most of the night (and fed a few times, like a demon).
We woke to two tiny pearly little teeth!
I can't really offer any advice, but try to persevere, I know it's hard but try not to stress about it.
The La Leche bf helpline is brilliant at this kind of thing btw and will give you loads of support.
Hi mkm, I'm having a tough time also. Although my Ds is 20 weeks.
He has gone off his boob, bottle and food! He cries constantly and it's such a shame it breaks my heart to see him in pain!
Like you, I came on here a couple of days ago for some help. So I think it is only fair to pass some of the advice on to you!
Put a wet flannel in the freezer and then let your baby bite down on to it. This actually works with my DS but you have to keep moving the flannel about as it warms up! I actually use one of his bibs! Make sure you have some bongela or calgel to hand afterwards!
I have bought my DS some rubber spoons. I got them from Asda. I can only get my DS to eat rusk mixed with milk at the moment so I have to spoon feed him everything..even water! These spoons are flexible so when in the baby's mouth they won't hurt the gums. Handy!
Hope this helps! Let me know when she gets her first tooth! My Ds has no teeth yet it's driving me nuts! lol!