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My 5 month old isn't drinking as much breastmilk as she used to could it be just because she's teething a lot?

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Fiammetta07Anma

Asked by Fiammetta07Anma at 1:05 AM on Jul. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Probably yes, call your doctor to make sure.
    MotherHubbard78

    Answer by MotherHubbard78 at 1:07 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • yeah it could be that, if there is a tooth coming in, sometimes it hurts them to suck on the nipple.
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 1:07 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • My daughter lost her appetite right before her first tooth popped through. For three days she didn't want to eat and just wasn't herself then a tooth appeared and it all made sense.
    mtmommy1

    Answer by mtmommy1 at 1:08 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • yes and also they take a little break from growing around six month just keep offering and also offer some homeopathic drops or camomile tea in a bottle no more the 3oz rub her gums
    mirit.rose

    Answer by mirit.rose at 1:11 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • How do you know she's getting less? Babies get much more effecient at nursing around this age. My daughter went from 10 minute nursing sessions (she was always a short nurser) to 2 or 3 minute nursing sessions around that age. Just offer the breast often and monitor her diaper count and she'll be fine :)
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 2:42 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • has she started eatting baby food yet ? I noticed when my son started the gerbers he nursed alot less, also babies always tend to eat alot one day and less another but call your doctor to make sure its fine and make sure shes not losing weight.
    ryansmommy07

    Answer by ryansmommy07 at 11:49 AM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • Yes, teething can make a baby nurse less and other times, nurse more. My baby went through a nursing strike at six months because of teething. He went back to normal a few days later.
    aehanrahan

    Answer by aehanrahan at 2:40 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

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