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Old 05-01-2008, 08:38 PM   #1
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Fussy pants - HELP!

Hi,

My beautiful 8 1/2 wk old son is suddenly a grump today. We had shots on Monday, but I'm not sure that is it, since it is a full 4 days later.

Anyway, he's usually a 20 minute feeder, and usually nurses on both sides about every 3 hours or so during the day. Today he's been going about the same amount of time between feedings, but only nursing for about 5-9 minutes and when he is finished he just fusses and fusses until we take him off and calm him down. He is definitely not eating as much obviously.

Should I worry, or just assume he is fussy from the shots? I should say that usually he is the most easy going, non fussy little dude. He has gotten fussy at the breast when he's full before, but never like this.

Thanks!

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Old 05-01-2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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Re: Fussy pants - HELP!

Try nursing on one side for 2-3 hours before switching to the other side. I learned with my latest child that if you switch each time, baby gets too much foremilk and not enough hindmilk. It will make them fussy and have gas, spit up , irritated bowels and so on.
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If that does not help, pay attention to his stools. If they change in consistency or color he may have a food allergy. But I think around that age if I remember correctly they go through a fussy faze.
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