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Your experiences with baby's immunisations - how did baby react?

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Flingmoo Wed 30-Jul-14 12:11:27

My DS just had his 8 week immunisations. He barely noticed it being as I decided to distract him by breastfeeding him during both injections.

Now I'm waiting to see if he has any after effects that are often mentioned - e.g fever, irritable, soreness.

I'm curious to hear your experiences with immunisations - how did your baby react, was he poorly or grumpy afterwards or not? How long did the effects last and what helped with the symptoms - calpol, feeding, cuddling etc?

I don't have any agenda, just interested.

13Stitches Wed 30-Jul-14 12:13:20

DS just had his pre school jabs. He's never reacted to any (bar the 2 mins of outrage at the sting of it!). No temperature or extra grizzliness.

He had the flu nasal spray one and thought it was hilarious.

peggyundercrackers Wed 30-Jul-14 12:21:02

our DD slept near solid for about 3 days afterwards and was grumpy for about a week in total, was off her food as well. when she was awake she was really clingy too which wasn't like her.

Mylovelylovelyhorse Wed 30-Jul-14 12:23:13

Entirely unaffected bar the 3 seconds of outrage immediately after

Thurlow Wed 30-Jul-14 12:25:24

DD was not impressed by any of the jabs, but she only screamed for a few seconds and then was quite easily distracted by pretty pictures on the wall and pretty much forgot about them entirely. Well, until I ripped the plaster off by accident blush She wasn't ill after the 1st and 3rd ones, but was a bit off colour the next day after the 2nd jab. Nothing that Calpol and a few more cuddles didn't fix though.

OrangeMochaFrappucino Wed 30-Jul-14 12:26:46

Cried, bit grizzly and sleepy the same day. No other noticeable effects. I gave one dose of Calpol.

I didn't bf during the injections because the appointments are quick and I didn't want to sit and feed in the room whilst people were in the waiting room. I gave him the dummy and lots of cuddles though!

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