my 14 week old dd is exclusivly bf and has always fed well. However since wednesday she's been really fussing- refusing the breast and crying loads. She's feeding about 30% less but waking through the night twice (was previously sleeping through). This is really unlike her- she seems so unhappy crying lots and being really fretfl. She's also chewing on everything and drowling- should i call the doctor? her nappies are still regular lots of poos and wees as per usual? any one got any ideas?
This sounds like teething, yeah. Also it sounds like 'babies are weird little critters'. She doesn't sound ill. Sympathies, it's hard, when there's clearly something wrong, and you can't do anything to fix it.
Oooh that sounds familiar. You can buy a homeopathic powder in sachets from Boots (I'm not sure I really believe in homeopathy but I was desperate). It is a teething thing. It did seem to soothe DD1 who had teething pain for ages before the first one broke through. You could get her checked for ear infections tho I agree with everyone else that it sounds like teething. If she is weeing and pooing OK then that is a good sign. Waking after a period of sleeping through is also normal . I think teething pain is worse at night because there are no distractions. Judicious use of Calpol might give her some relief. I used to give it when DD was absolutely screaming with the pain but obviously not too often. This too will pass.... but that's not much comfort to you now. Oh and she might take a bottle if you leave the house (she can smell your milk if you are in) so take that as a reason to go out and get a break