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Is it normal for a 6 month old to stop eating for a day or two?

i might just be freaking out for no reason but my 6 month old isn't eating ! she is teething so i thought it might be because of that !! but being a new mom i really don't know !! so can anyone tell me why she may not be eating ? is it because of her teething?

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Asked by Heavenbrwneyez at 11:38 AM on Apr. 20, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • teething or ears.

    Bottle or boob? Either way, just keep trying the milk. Forgo solids and offer up milk often. sometimes it hurts to suck if they are teething or have and ear issue.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:42 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • It probably is her teething. try some orajel. Baby won't starve herself to death. try giving her a frozen ring to chew on and if you are concerned, try a syringe with her formula, slowly.

    Answer by Dalimonster at 11:43 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Most likely,the gums r tender and swollen. Take a freeze pop from the freezer and let her gnaw on. Leave the plastic on,no choking hazard the plastic cannot be sucked or gnawed through. She will be able to eat without pain and u will feel better and it will let her and u get some sleep. The orajel does not work neither does a wet washcloth or teething ring.

    Answer by dancer at 11:45 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • It's her teeth. Try a little tylenol.

    Answer by mompam at 11:48 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • thank you!! i made her a bottle and she is eating finally !!

    Comment by Heavenbrwneyez (original poster) at 11:49 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • She could also have thrush. My kids all got it. It is easy to see if she does. She will have white stuff all over her tongue. You may think it is just from milk but it may not be. It is painfull for them. Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth and it is easily transferred from bottle, breast or pacifier. Make sure to follow docs instructions if you do find she has that:) So just look and see. I would always try to nurse them and they would try and then start crying. Hope this helps.


    Answer by LHolladay at 12:19 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

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