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Nelson's Teetha any good for a teething 12 week old?

(7 Posts)
RachelMary Sat 17-Sep-11 20:08:14

Hi, My DS is 12 weeks old and teething. He gets distressed when B feeding, drooling, chewing hands etc. He doesn't have a temp however. I am worried about his feeding being affected up until now he has been a really guzzler - I bought some Nelson's Teetha powders today but not sure if they are any good for such a young babe. He is also on Colief for colic... anyone had similar experiences?

Footle Mon 19-Sep-11 13:58:24

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ppeatfruit Mon 19-Sep-11 15:23:44

yes i've had experience of these and they're worth trying IMO and E I also gave a drop of weak camomile tea by spoon or bath the baby with a couple of drops of essential oil of camomile (if you're feeling rich) if not drops of tea would be okay in the water.

ppeatfruit Mon 19-Sep-11 15:31:10

He could also be hungry for something more than breast milk. i know the prevailing fashion was only BF till 6 months but the researchers are now saying that's for the third world countries where the water is not clean.

BikeRunSki Mon 19-Sep-11 15:38:32

Teetha powders worked like magic on my DS, who was teething from about 12 weeks too (no actual teeth until a week before his first birthday mind).

5littleducks Mon 19-Sep-11 18:09:01

Sounds to me like he is teething - I would try the teething powders. I found that they calmed my DS down if nothing else. My DS was an early teether too. Have you given him a dose of calpol to see if that helps him? I agree its worth taking him to the doctor to rule anything else out.

He does not need anything other than your breastmilk - they are definitely not signs that he is ready for weaning and 12 weeks would be ridiculously early to wean a baby where it was not advised for other reasons.

RachelMary Thu 22-Sep-11 18:17:33

Thanks ... I have booked an appointment with the doctor. I gave him some calpol last night as he was in pain when feeding... it did help. I've not tried the powders yet as it mentioned lactose intolerance on the packet... I don;t know if DS is so not sure whether to try them or not!

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