what is wrong with her??

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Registered: 04-01-2007
what is wrong with her??
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Fri, 06-19-2009 - 11:17am
For the past 2 nights in a row, my daughter (9 months) has been waking up crying and writhing around. I nurse her and she seems content, falls asleep, but then does the thing an hour or less later!! She usually spends the first 2-3 hours of the night in her crib, then joins us in our bed for the rest of the night. Lately, she barely makes it the 2 hours in her crib and then she's doing this waking/crying/writhing thing.
During her awake hours, if I lay down to nurse her for a nap or relaxation, she starts writhing while she's nursing! She starts trying to flip onto her tummy, gets into the downward dog position, etc. ALL while staying latched! It's like she's uncomfortable. She seems to be getting milk, is swallowing, etc. I tried incorporating more solids yesterday throughout the day than I did the night before thinking maybe she was just over hungry, but i didn't make any difference at all.
Then I read that all this night nursing is gonna decay her teeth!!!
Please help me understand what this all might be.
Sarah (mom to Lilah)
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Fri, 06-19-2009 - 3:52pm

I can tell you that both of my girls have gone through this at times and nothing was wrong ... it was just a phase.

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Registered: 01-22-2006
Fri, 06-19-2009 - 8:55pm

I agree it sounds like either ear infection or possibly teething. Something is making her uncomfortable. With my boys' ears, it is always interupted sleep that is the sign since the ear hurts more when they lay down.


My own 2 cents is to have her ears checked if it continues- or just get her checked in general. Another time something like that happened with my son, he had strep throat and I had no sign other than the waking.


I also agree that nursing at night will not decay teeth. That is more an issue for bottle feeding if the bottle stays in their mouth all night. It allows the formula to pool up around the teeth, which is what causes the decay.


Cathy

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Registered: 04-01-2007
Fri, 06-19-2009 - 10:19pm
Thanks for your response. I don't know if it could be an ear infection. It seems like she's been doing this weird writhing around thing while nursing for a while. The super frequent waking just started. She doesn't have a fever or any other cold symptoms. She can usually nap (next to me) during the day without discomfort of laying down. I just don't know what it is!!
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Registered: 07-01-2006
Fri, 06-19-2009 - 10:41pm
Hi Sarah! I haven't "seen" you around in a while.

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