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Help! 8 week old crying constantly, hungry but won't feed

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FrustratedMod Sun 23-Sep-12 19:12:36

Please help, getting worried. 8 week old, breastfed, has always fed well/generally happy suddenly not latching on when put to breast, gets nipple in mouth but doesn't start sucking, is def hungry - rooting etc. Is inconsolable, crying and crying. No fever, no rash, colour good.

What could be wrong? Am worried as this is not normal for them

cybbo Sun 23-Sep-12 19:17:15

Sleep? I used to get hunger screams and exhaustion screams mixed up

hotheels Sun 23-Sep-12 19:19:07

My son was exactly the same at 8 weeks. Wasn't diagnosed until we took him to hospital. He had severe silent reflux.

melliebobs Sun 23-Sep-12 19:21:22

Dd was the same at 6 weeks. Had very severe reflux. But it also came with projectile vomit, 15hr screaming fits and had to be held verticle. That was a fun 10 weeks sad

Marmiteisyummy Sun 23-Sep-12 19:21:57

Any sign mouth is sore, could be thrush?
If LO hasn't taken any feeds for 12 hours or nappies dried up you may have to get some help or express and try a bottle.
Good luck.

FrustratedMod Sun 23-Sep-12 19:37:06

Well baby has just fallen asleep in my husbands arms so maybe that was it! I hope it's not reflux, baby is v sicky though gaining weight well and generally very content. First baby was same and not reflux.

Thanks all for the advice!

IvorHughJanus Mon 24-Sep-12 07:23:42

DS got this turned out to be thursh on his tongue so hurt him to feed.

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