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Fussy newborn, seems hot

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Leirope Mon 13-Jun-16 12:52:28

Hi hoping you can help,

DS (our first) is 10 days old and after a difficult few days (feeding every hour...) seemed to be settling in well - feeding well and sleeping for a grand two-three hours at a time. However, since the middle of the night he's been really fussy, going on the breast for a few minutes at a time then coming off and getting agitated, but still hungry. It's not my milk supply as the breast he's not on leaks away and he's been filling lots of nappies.
He also seems quite hot to the touch, even in just his nappy, although I don't know if this is just because he's agitated and we're skin to skin.
I'm just not sure what to do. He's slept for a max 30 mins at a time since this morning so I think he might be a bit overtired too (I know I certainly am).
Sorry if this is all standard newborn behaviour, it's all new to me and I'm worried I'm doing something wrong.
Thanks in advance x

DollyBarton Mon 13-Jun-16 12:55:33

Do you have a thermometer? Maybe worth checking temp. As long as he's alert and having wet nappies I wouldn't worry overly much at this stage. They can be fussy buggers. Could your flow be too fast and annoying him?

Leirope Mon 13-Jun-16 13:07:26

I've sent DP out to get one so hopefully that'll put our minds to rest. He's been sneezing quite a lot so he could have picked up a cold. Thankfully, he's just fallen asleep so hopefully he'll feel a bit better when he wakes up.
I didn't know that my flow could be too fast! Is there anything you can do to help with it if that is the problem?

DollyBarton Mon 13-Jun-16 14:46:53

It's handy to have a good thermometer in the house in case of sudden high temps in the night you need to check so regardless of today it's no harm that your Dh is picking one up.

Nothing you can do about flow, just that baby gets stronger and more used to handling it. Signs of a quick letdown are baby spluttering and gasping and pulling away (as milk often spurts all over the place, lol).

Hopefully he wakes up in much better form. It's so hard to know when they are little but your own gut feeling goes a long way.

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