Re: My 9week old suddenly would not nurse!
Actually, babies can be born with teeth, and teeth can begin moving around in the gums several months before they erupt. However, in this situation I would be more apt to blame side-effects from the vaccination, an ear infection, or more probably, simple development. Many babies go through a colicky phase at around this time, and the fussiness can be extreme, particularly in the later hours of the day.
Some things to try when baby is fussy but refuses to nurse:
- warm bath
- trip outside
- motion (car, stroller, sling, swing)
- white noise
- calm house (lights, tv, and stereo down/off)
- closeness (wear baby in a sling)
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"