Growth Spurt?

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Growth Spurt?
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Wed, 09-09-2009 - 7:40pm

So James is just over 3 months now, and today he's been acting very out of sorts. I'm wondering if it couuld be a growth spurt or something? he's been acting hungry and then frustrated while he's eating, uunlatching and crying every few seconds. He's hardly wanted to play all day and now hes been nursing for like 45 minutes (he never goes that long) or something.

Typically James will eat for 5-10 minutes on one breast about every 3 hours or so. Well today he's been eating ever 1-2 hours, and he just never seems satisfied. I hope it's a growth spurt and not a drop in my supply or something.

Any thoughts?

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In reply to: graceelou02
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 11:47am
Haha about the whiskey! We did try tylenol the other day when he was real upset, and it did seem to help... It' so hard to tell though. I tried hyland tablets and they seemed to do nothing, but again it's so hard to tell... we'll just keep an eye on it and see I guess.
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In reply to: graceelou02
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 11:36am

I haven't gotten it yet (*knocks on wood*). Though, my doctor have me using clotrimazole preventatively now until Patrick's thrush has cleared up.

Good luck with the teething, if that's what it is. Have you tried giving him tylenol at all to see if that helps him feel better? I'm generally not a big fan of taking pain medication for myself, but the pediatrician encouraged me to give it to him if/when it will help him be more comfortable.

Or you could skip straight to whiskey ;-)

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In reply to: graceelou02
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 11:35am
oh yay! vampire baby... hehe
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In reply to: graceelou02
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 11:29am
Desmond got his top canines, not middle teeth as his 3rd and 4th teeth. I think it is fairly normal for those teeth to come in as the first or second set. It does make them look like little vampires though.










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In reply to: graceelou02
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 11:18am

Interesting, did you not have the thrush as well?? I was under the impression that usually if baby gets it, mommy will get it too? I'll definitely keep that in mind.

So, on the teething theory, he's got some little swollen bumps, and white dots in his mouth that definitely look like they could be potential teeth. They're not in the right place though, they're on the top, and they're not the middle teeth. However DH's mom said those were the first teeth he got. And, my mom said I had my first teeth around 4 months.

So anyway, I guess we'll see what happens, but I'll definitely keep an eye out for thrush as well...

Thanks for the insight Lorien!!

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In reply to: graceelou02
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 11:00am
Grace, I have no idea if this could be what you're running into, but... I've been going through a similar thing with Patrick this week and we finally took him to the doctor yesterday because he had a fever too, and it turns out he has thrush! So, I figure that's why he's been fussy and trying to shove everything in his mouth (like his entire fist). His tongue was a bit whitish, but not enough that I'd picked up on it. Anyway, that might be something worth checking if this is still going on.
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In reply to: graceelou02
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 10:56pm

Fussy, especially at night, occasional screams of pain, sometimes a low fever, semi-swollen gums, teething on everything, liking cool things on her gums, pulling on the ears, lots and lots of drool, muscousy poops. Some are Desmond's signs, some are Eloise's. We don't tend to have horrible teething symptoms, thanks to the amber teething necklaces we use, but Eloise was definitely not happy with her first tooth coming in, she didn't have many problems with her second tooth. Desmond had no real problem pain-wise, other then when he was getting 8 in at once.

Eloise's first tooth symptoms were pain, occasional screams of pain/discomfort, lots and lots and lots of drool, gnawing on stuff, liking cool things in her mouth to chew, fussiness, semi-swollen gums, and muscousy poops.

Symptoms can change based on the child and the tooth though. Eloise teethed for over a month before getting her first tooth, the drool was her major symptom along with the gnawing on stuff.











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In reply to: graceelou02
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 8:12pm
What were their symptoms like Sarah? The only reason I think it could be teething is because he's way fussier than normal, and it seems like the only things that make him calm down are things meant to help teethers (like chewing on a frozen washcloth, teething rings, biting your fingers)Of course he drools and puts everything in his mouth, but I realize all babies his age do those things, so it's a little hard to pin down. I can't tell if his gums are swollen or not...
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In reply to: graceelou02
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 7:48pm
I'd bet on teething too, both of mine have been early teethers though. I think Desmond had his first tooth around 4 months and Eloise was around 4 and a half months with hers.










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Thank you for the sig Mary

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In reply to: graceelou02
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 3:25pm

Wow! that is a big difference. I'm starting to think it's maybe not a growth spurt. he only ate a bunch that one day and he didn't really grow that much this past week. I get him weighed weekly, and he went from 15 lbs 6oz to 15lbs 9oz, which is only a 3 oz weight gain, much less than his typical 6-8 oz weight gain. So anyway, I don't know what was wrong with him that day. Yesterday he was pretty much upset all day, not wanting to eat, and chewing on everything in sight. So DH got convinced that he must be teething. I'm not convinced since it's so early for teething, but I really hope he starts to feel better soon, because it really did kind of seem like he was in pain or something.

Anyone have thoughts/insight/experience to share on teething??

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