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He freaks out!!!

Posted by on May. 4, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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For the past week or so, when I try to feed my 4 month old, he freaks out! He'll be fine until I try to get him into eating position, but as soon as I get him cradled, he starts crying so hard that he won't even latch. I have to turn the vacuum cleaner on just to get him calm enough to eat. I've been trying to read his hunger cues early to keep him from getting so upset, but it doesn't seem to matter, so I don't think it's because I'm waiting too long. I dunno!


Anyone else ever have a problem like this?

by on May. 4, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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doomshroom
by Member on May. 4, 2012 at 8:05 PM

BUMP!

doomshroom
by Member on May. 4, 2012 at 8:05 PM

BUMP!

Duquesne
by on May. 4, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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Patience is a virtue.

I've never had that issue. Hope you figure it out.


Quoting doomshroom:

BUMP!


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treasure1212
by on May. 4, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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Everyonce in a while my little girl gets fussy in cradle position . I just switch to side laying position and then she's good
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Mel0dy
by Member on May. 4, 2012 at 8:13 PM

 DDs been doing that lately. Most of the time it's cuz she wants the other boob or she just wants to eat in a diffrent position lol

shelley11709
by Bronze Member on May. 4, 2012 at 8:18 PM
DS did that about that time when teething first started. I think laying down is supposed to be more painful for their little mouths at that time. Doing things for teething pain right before I fed him helped. Massage gums, baby orajel or Tylenol, let him chew on a wet wash cloth.
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doomshroom
by Member on May. 4, 2012 at 8:53 PM

thanks. at his 4 month check, his doctor said she didn't see any evidence of teething, but i've been noticing the signs for a couple weeks. i will try the teething remedies.

Quoting shelley11709:

DS did that about that time when teething first started. I think laying down is supposed to be more painful for their little mouths at that time. Doing things for teething pain right before I fed him helped. Massage gums, baby orajel or Tylenol, let him chew on a wet wash cloth.


doomshroom
by Member on May. 4, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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the boob switch has helped a couple times, but only a couple. i guess i'll have to toy around with finding another position that's comfy. thanks :)

Quoting Mel0dy:

 DDs been doing that lately. Most of the time it's cuz she wants the other boob or she just wants to eat in a diffrent position lol


ty355172
by on May. 4, 2012 at 9:35 PM
Might be teething ....or ear infection...
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shelley11709
by Bronze Member on May. 4, 2012 at 9:38 PM
They can start the teething process months before teeth are ready to come through.


Quoting doomshroom:

thanks. at his 4 month check, his doctor said she didn't see any evidence of teething, but i've been noticing the signs for a couple weeks. i will try the teething remedies.


Quoting shelley11709:

DS did that about that time when teething first started. I think laying down is supposed to be more painful for their little mouths at that time. Doing things for teething pain right before I fed him helped. Massage gums, baby orajel or Tylenol, let him chew on a wet wash cloth.



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