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My 9 months old baby has completely lost his appetite. Could that be teething?

The only reason I can relate it to would be his teething (the 2 top central ones are coming out) since he's got all the other symptoms: excess drooling, frequent and soft poop, light fever (around 37 C), crazy chewing, night wakening (specially from 4am on), crakyness, even his ears seem to be bothered. Does anyone have an insight on this issue? I am afraid he is loosing weight and I don't know how long these bad days are gonna last! So far it's been 5 pretty bad ones. Thank you guys!

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HKMom76

Asked by HKMom76 at 8:07 AM on Feb. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Are you using anything for his discomfort. When my LO has bad days and doesn't want to eat I give her a couple teething tablets and with in a few mins she is a different kid. Then we can eat. When he isn't in so much pain he will be willing to eat a little better. Good luck with it, I know exactly what you are going through.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 8:10 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • I've found that when my LOs are teething they hate being spoon fed. Anything they could self feed worked much better. Also I used orajel before giving them bottles. Otherwise they would give one suck and start screaming. I feel your pain with teething. My little girl is especially horrible about sleeping while teething. I'm not sure about the celsius range for fevers, but if your LO's ears keep bothering them you might want to make sure they don't have an ear infection. That makes things 10 times worse. Good luck!
    jreneei

    Answer by jreneei at 8:18 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • I'm thinking ear infection.
    ANGIE409

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 8:29 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • I agree with Angie409
    sounds like he has an ear infection. your ears dont bother you if your teething. Call you PEdi and set up an appointment.
    MidnightKarma

    Answer by MidnightKarma at 9:38 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

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