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First jabs - baby not eating

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Andersonx3 Tue 14-Jan-20 16:44:54

I know this had probably been asked a million times but my DD is 8 weeks and had her jabs at 10am today. She's barely eaten since and has just slept. I've offered her boob whenever she wakes but she has only fed for a few minutes. Should I worry at this stage? She also won't take calpol - any tips??

2020BetterBeBetter Tue 14-Jan-20 16:52:29

I would keep trying with paracetamol- how have you tried? Do you know about blowing on the face causing a baby to swallow?

Andersonx3 Tue 14-Jan-20 16:53:55

@2020BetterBeBetter I've tried giving just as is, then between breastfeeds but as she's not interested in eating she's just refusing and/or spitting it out! I didn't know about the blowing thing!!

Xyzzzzz Tue 14-Jan-20 16:55:22

Mine was the same and got temp with her jabs. Just have her calpol and after a couple of days she was back to normal. It was horrible seeing my dd so quiet and not really interested in her milk.

2020BetterBeBetter Tue 14-Jan-20 16:58:07

I’m not sure what you mean by just as is but I find giving it on a spoon easier than a syringe in young babies - you can just rub the spoon against the roof of their mouth so a tiny bit at a time goes in. Be prepared to allow up to five mins for it.

RhymingRabbit3 Tue 14-Jan-20 16:59:22

If it has just been today I wouldnt worry. The jabs seem to really affect some babies and make them feel really under the weather. Keep offering.
If she still isnt feeding tomorrow morning I would prpobably ontact the doctors.

Andersonx3 Tue 14-Jan-20 17:29:13

@2020BetterBeBetter I meant just via the syringe - didn't make myself clear sorry.

She's very out of sorts so I'll monitor until the morning!

Andersonx3 Wed 15-Jan-20 08:57:18

She's fed well since 6pm last night, she has a temperature of between 37.5 and 37.7 so I'm keeping an eye on that and just dressing her in a vest so she doesn't get too warm!

Stripeyshirts2450 Wed 15-Jan-20 17:44:48

Use syringe in side of mouth and then it has to go in. Maybe see how it is overnight then call HV for advicr and reassurance

NoMorePoliticsPlease Wed 15-Jan-20 17:48:02

very common to be off form for 48 hours

jomaIone Wed 15-Jan-20 17:58:09

I wouldn't just keep her in a vest, she can be dressed as normal. 37.7 isn't a fever as such.

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