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7 week old, lethargic sleeping all day

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Nicole007 Fri 10-May-13 10:55:45

Hi there

Hope you can offer some advice. I am a constantly worried first time mum!
My 7 week old DD had been v sleepy for past few days - waking for feeds (taking a bit less than usual) but falling asleep straight away after feeding where usually she would want to play a bit. She's a bit sniffly and doing the odd sneeze so presume it is just a cold. This morning I've woken up with a horrid sore throat so maybe she has this and that'd explain why she's taking less milk (FF).
Is thee anything I should be doing apart from waiting it out. I reckon she's been off for 3 days now. Should I take her to gp or is this just all normal. How long should I expect her to be like this for?


BedHanger Fri 10-May-13 11:03:48

It's probably nothing but I would always rather be safe than sorry at this age. No GP will tell you off for bringing in such a tiny baby if you are at all worried.

ssaw2012 Fri 10-May-13 11:23:34

Agree with Bedhanger. Please also check her temperature. Lots of children sniff these days because of the blossom but I do not know about babies whether they can suffer from hey fever.

Nicole007 Fri 10-May-13 11:50:17

Thanks i have just made a dr appt for this afternoon. I don't think she has a temperature but better to be safe I agree!

narmada Fri 10-May-13 13:51:19

What did the doctor say? Lethargy always needs to be checked out in a baby this young.

Nicole007 Fri 10-May-13 16:01:17

Said she just has a cold and to give calpol

ssaw2012 Sat 11-May-13 10:24:43

Calpol should be given only if there is temperature high for their age.

narmada Sat 11-May-13 10:55:45

Well no, ssaw2012, calpol can also be used for general pain relief. Doctor has recommended it, maybe the baby has aches, sore throat, too.

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