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He won't eat 18 weeks

Posted by on May. 24, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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My little man will not eat good today. He'll eat for a few minutes then pull away and put his hands in his mouth then cry like he's Hungry.

I don't know what to do!! He's 4 & a half months old.
by on May. 24, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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Yogamom08
by Member on May. 24, 2013 at 1:56 PM
Teething maybe?
juniebug11
by on May. 24, 2013 at 1:59 PM
I think he is, but would that cause him not to eat? I know he's sleepy too. He kept moving all night last night . But he won't nurse


Quoting Yogamom08:

Teething maybe?

mamabens
by Miranda on May. 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Teething! Give him something for that and  he should nurse better

Yogamom08
by Member on May. 24, 2013 at 2:01 PM
I am by no means an expert, but I am pretty sure I have read on here that a baby might refuse to eat if his gums are sore from breaking a tooth

Quoting juniebug11:

I think he is, but would that cause him not to eat? I know he's sleepy too. He kept moving all night last night . But he won't nurse




Quoting Yogamom08:

Teething maybe?

juniebug11
by on May. 24, 2013 at 2:03 PM
Like what should I give him?


Quoting mamabens:

Teething! Give him something for that and  he should nurse better


juniebug11
by on May. 24, 2013 at 2:03 PM
Aw poor baby , I wish he would be able to nap & eat


Quoting Yogamom08:

I am by no means an expert, but I am pretty sure I have read on here that a baby might refuse to eat if his gums are sore from breaking a tooth



Quoting juniebug11:

I think he is, but would that cause him not to eat? I know he's sleepy too. He kept moving all night last night . But he won't nurse






Quoting Yogamom08:

Teething maybe?


shortyali
by Alicia on May. 24, 2013 at 2:08 PM
Try a frozen washcloth or a teething ring. You can even rub raw onion on his guns (I've heard that works).

Quoting juniebug11:

Like what should I give him?




Quoting mamabens:

Teething! Give him something for that and  he should nurse better


juniebug11
by on May. 24, 2013 at 2:37 PM
He does have a teething ring , I sat him down for 4 mins ( let him cry) and when I picked him up he went straight to sleep.

Lately he's been biting me really hard , and it must be his teeth


Quoting shortyali:

Try a frozen washcloth or a teething ring. You can even rub raw onion on his guns (I've heard that works).



Quoting juniebug11:

Like what should I give him?






Quoting mamabens:

Teething! Give him something for that and  he should nurse better



polkaspots
by on May. 24, 2013 at 2:40 PM
Don't let him bite you. He doesn't know he's doing something wrong and it will continue for as long as you let it. As for teething, frozen/cool washcloths for chewing worked well for me, but he liked the hard plastic ones better. The cold ones were really more of a toy for him.
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gdiamante
by Gina on May. 24, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Yep, it's teething. Hyland's teething tablets, cold wet washcloth, raw sweet onion rubbed on the gums will all soothe.

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