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My 2 month old baby girl has lost her appetite, can anyone help?

She started new years eve, she drank 2 ozs and that was it, she was done, she went pretty much the entire night without eating , well she woke up and had 2 oz but that s nothing! its been like that since.... she eats her 1 or 2 ozs an she falls asleep, shes not being fuzzy so much but she its doing alot of sucking on her hand and drooling alot... can she ve teething and can that be the reason why shes not eating??? what u think or what can i do to et get to eat more than 2 ozs?

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1stimemommy87

Asked by 1stimemommy87 at 7:34 AM on Jan. 2, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Babies go thru phases where they eat more or less depending on what's biologically going on. She could be teething, mine started sprouting teeth buds about that time. Offer her food more often & watch for her subtle cues that she might be hungry. Don't worry too much, she'll eat when she's hungry.
    Nyx7

    Answer by Nyx7 at 8:34 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • my son is doing the same thing but he's 3 months he eats maybe 4oz and is good for awhile when he was eatting 6-8oz he is droolin alot and sucking on his hands too i cant figure out if he's teething or just sucking on his hand he does cry now more to me it seems like no reason he's not hungry doesnt need a diaper change i try playing with him but nothing really helps so my last thought is teething..as soon as i can take him to the doctors again i planned on seeing if thats what it was or what
    freshly.married

    Answer by freshly.married at 9:01 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • I have an a doctors appointment on monday for her... But its just i dont know, Hopefully its nothing bad, My daughter cries just out of nowhere but it doesn't last long. She always wants to me hold and i cant sit or else she'll cry too... but mean while im just gonna take Nyx7's advice and feed her more often... Im still thinking about calling her doctor though
    1stimemommy87

    Answer by 1stimemommy87 at 9:18 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • She's probably teething if she's drooling and chewing on her hand. Babies tend to eat less when they're teething. Keep trying to feed her and keep an eye on her diapers to make sure she's not getting dehydrated.
    Bethsunshine

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 9:59 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

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