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    Default Re: Throwing up, crying, sleeplessness, nonstop nursing...help!!!

    Connor has been on and off teething for over a month, and nothing has poked through.

    My dad's dentist gave him a little sample of teething gel when he mentioned it at his appt. Maybe that would provide some relief?

    And if there's so much pain, maybe see an LC to make sure he is latched correctly? The theory is it isn't supposed to hurt.

    And agreeing with the pps about the fact that he is switching back now.

    (BTW- your son is a just week older than mine! Connor is Nov 15)

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    Does he have any fever? I second taking him in to rule out other issues, like sore throat or earache, which can cause sleeplessness and pain. If teething is the culprit, then dose him on tylenol/motrin! (I think motrin is okay after six months.) It really helps! I have never felt guilty for dosing Joe when he wasn't in pain, but I HAVE felt bad about not dosing him, only to see a tooth popping through the next day. If my mouth hurt like that, I'd take some advil, you know?


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    mommy2lilah-3 months total or per tooth!? that sounds insane...

    jenna-I've ruled that out, because I myself do not have a regular sleep pattern. I have a sleep disorder caused by/accompanying rheumatism and I can never sleep around a consistant time so I jst sleep whenever I get tired...but I keep it in brief naps (2-3 hours) as I have a rather low milk storage capacity (strange, because I have somewhat large breasts!)

    katia- awesome that our kiddos are so close in age! If you're ever travelling 'round here we'll have to get them together for a playdate eh I love the idea of seeing a LC but much to my chagrin there are no LCs for many, many miles from where I live and this is fisherman's wharf-meets-rural-farmlands so there's not much access to transportation. D'oh!
    We have a person out here called a "Health Visitor" who is kind of like a person who specialises in family health, more particularly focusing on early childhood things and they visit you from birth to 5 years old...and she said my latch technique looked good but this was a few months ago when I was *trying* to get him to latch on and not presently...and I really really can't stand her lol so I avoid her at all costs. We have some good teething gel but it makes BFing really hard.

    Joe Mama-Have indeed checked for fever, his temperature is the same as it usually is which is low (96 point something in farenheit) --same as around mine usually is. We have something similar over here called CalPol, and it's liquid strawberry flavoured LIFESAVER...we count the hours sometimes between dosings when he is hurting so badly just to give him some relief. Admittedly, even I take a swig of the stuff when I have a headache as it works WAY better/faster than any of the adult medicines and is less harsh on the stomach (and I'd imagine probably better for you as well if its designed for baby!)

    He is at his monthly checkup at the children's centre ATM with DAd so if anything crazy bad is wrong I guess they'll know. Thankfully he is doing a bit better today-has gotten a nice little 5 hourish block of -ing. Not great, but an improvement...come on toooooooth...!!!! You know, most things about the human body and nature in general make a lot of sense to me and I marvel at them. but then other processes seem REALLY impractical..like this, for instance...even if you imagine how we would have been in the wild, a screaming screaming baby for hours on end would draw the attention of predators as well as render the parents too exhausted to do practical thnigs to take care for them. Just a random observation lol
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    Sorry to tell you this, but 5 hours is considered sleeping through the night. Was he sleeping a lot more before?

    She didn't do that three month stint per tooth. however, she also did not sleep in longer than a 3 hour block until she was almost 2.
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    Mama, teething *can* last an awful long time. Sometimes the teeth play peek-a-boo, make your LO scream for a week, then you won't see anything of it again for a couple weeks. Wash, rinse, repeat.

    I'm so sorry to hear about the pain you're experiencing and the tough time your LO is having as well.

    Has your ped considered reflux?

    Have you considered firing your ped if he's anti-BF?

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    Default Re: Throwing up, crying, sleeplessness, nonstop nursing...help!!!

    Have you tried freezing a damp washcloth for him to gnaw on?

    Also mama, time to guide LO to bfing manners. No biting.
    http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/teething.html
    http://www.askdrsears.com/html/2/T029900.asp

    I'd also think about switching over to cup feeding to keep teats out of LO's mouth so he cannot develop a nipple preference, or get confused why mama reacts strongly to biting but the bottle does not.

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*tarantamom View Post
    Dear Mamas,
    Help me!!! My LO has been crying and crying and crying, he is 5 1/2 months old.
    I got one for you: baby-led solids in two weeks.
    http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/so...lids-when.html

    If you're at wits' end then check the developmental signs, because it's about ten days now and even though that's a lot longer in baby terms, it's still a very close, and probably just fine. Pear, avocado, sweet potato are best, banana is good (it can constipate). DH bit into an organic pear and passed it to DD for her first taste of solids, just like the BLS website showed. She loved it.

    Would safe co-sleeping work for you, to get more rest? It's been a miracle-worker for us. DH loves it now too.
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    How is everything going now..
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommy2lilah View Post
    Sorry to tell you this, but 5 hours is considered sleeping through the night. Was he sleeping a lot more before?

    She didn't do that three month stint per tooth. however, she also did not sleep in longer than a 3 hour block until she was almost 2.
    He was sleeping closer to 7 hours a night, but also napping in the day. Babies are supposed to sleep around 16 hours out of 24 at this age is what our paediatrician has said.
    Proud wife to Paul , dedicated SAHM to our O.O. born 00:00:00 on 08 Nov 2010,

    Look for us in the upcoming September 2011 issue of LLLGB's magazine, "BREASTFEEDING MATTERS" as well as LLL's upcoming booklet on relactation!
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    Relactated from scratch after a complicated birth(BAD hospital)...
    Now relatched and & ing after 5 months of 100% EBM feeding
    Planning permanent lactation.
    A millionaires baby fed with commercial baby milk has a poorer diet than the poorest family's baby who is breastfed.-WHO, 1997
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*three-wishes View Post
    Mama, teething *can* last an awful long time. Sometimes the teeth play peek-a-boo, make your LO scream for a week, then you won't see anything of it again for a couple weeks. Wash, rinse, repeat.

    I'm so sorry to hear about the pain you're experiencing and the tough time your LO is having as well.

    Has your ped considered reflux?

    Have you considered firing your ped if he's anti-BF?

    Hang in there Mama.
    Thank you for your support
    Haven't heard the mention of reflux yet, actually, but I was talking to a LLLLeader about this very thing so it's clever that you mentioned it. If things don't continue to improve I may bring him to the dr. and bring it up.
    I can't really fire the doc; its our GP...how do I explain this...the medical system is very different here but essentially you see a GP for every general problem and they only refer you to specialised medical practitioners (including paediatricians) when there is something specific that they feel they can't tackle. Everyone is "assigned" a GP, and if you want to change yours you have to have a reason...well, mine is not "anti-BF" for everyone per se, just me, and it's because he disapproves of me breastfeeding whilst on medications. I have talked to a specialist in Ireland @ Europe's leading maternity hospital (I've seen him a good number of times as well and trust him) and he thought they were OK, but since the only studies that have been conducted have been conducted in the USA and not o'er here my GP seems to think they're automatically no good ...it boils down to, essentially, "doctor insecurity".
    Proud wife to Paul , dedicated SAHM to our O.O. born 00:00:00 on 08 Nov 2010,

    Look for us in the upcoming September 2011 issue of LLLGB's magazine, "BREASTFEEDING MATTERS" as well as LLL's upcoming booklet on relactation!
    & A proud daughter to a LLLL may she RIP.
    Relactated from scratch after a complicated birth(BAD hospital)...
    Now relatched and & ing after 5 months of 100% EBM feeding
    Planning permanent lactation.
    A millionaires baby fed with commercial baby milk has a poorer diet than the poorest family's baby who is breastfed.-WHO, 1997
    My story-for those looking to relactate, relatch, or boost their milk supply

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*bxlgirl View Post
    Have you tried freezing a damp washcloth for him to gnaw on?

    Also mama, time to guide LO to bfing manners. No biting.
    http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/teething.html
    http://www.askdrsears.com/html/2/T029900.asp

    I'd also think about switching over to cup feeding to keep teats out of LO's mouth so he cannot develop a nipple preference, or get confused why mama reacts strongly to biting but the bottle does not.



    I got one for you: baby-led solids in two weeks.
    http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/so...lids-when.html

    If you're at wits' end then check the developmental signs, because it's about ten days now and even though that's a lot longer in baby terms, it's still a very close, and probably just fine. Pear, avocado, sweet potato are best, banana is good (it can constipate). DH bit into an organic pear and passed it to DD for her first taste of solids, just like the BLS website showed. She loved it.

    Would safe co-sleeping work for you, to get more rest? It's been a miracle-worker for us. DH loves it now too.
    Thank you for the tips, very helpful...I am working on teaching BFing manners. I find it difficult to enforce things when I can see my child hurting -which I can see being a parenting flaw down the line so it's something I need to work on, I just feel sometimes like I'd rather hurt than have him hurting/sad...drives me crazy. Just have to keep reminding myself that it's for the better.

    Excuse me if I sound ignorant but how do you switch to cup feeding? I would love to do away with the bottles but I'm scared of him choking ect, as he does sometimes even just breastfeeding
    We've been keeping him near us when we eat and bringing chopped up bits of soft foods near him just to see if he has an interest in them as we're believers in child-led solids as well but he doesn't have any interest in our food whatsoever. in fact if we bring it near his face to let him smell he starts getting panicky, poor guy...
    Proud wife to Paul , dedicated SAHM to our O.O. born 00:00:00 on 08 Nov 2010,

    Look for us in the upcoming September 2011 issue of LLLGB's magazine, "BREASTFEEDING MATTERS" as well as LLL's upcoming booklet on relactation!
    & A proud daughter to a LLLL may she RIP.
    Relactated from scratch after a complicated birth(BAD hospital)...
    Now relatched and & ing after 5 months of 100% EBM feeding
    Planning permanent lactation.
    A millionaires baby fed with commercial baby milk has a poorer diet than the poorest family's baby who is breastfed.-WHO, 1997
    My story-for those looking to relactate, relatch, or boost their milk supply

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