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Teething troubles

My 5 month old is teething and yes, he is VERY fussy. Is it normal for him to not eat as much as normal while he is teething? The last couple days, he’s been pretty miserable and he used to eat 4 or 5 ounces every time I fed him. But lately, the most he will eat in a feeding is 4. Is this ok or should I be worried? It’s only been two days.

  • Julie
    Dec 25, 2018

    It'll come and go some eat more other less. My girl eats and sleeps a lot more when shes teething. Ill recommend cold or warm feedings and maybe put his pacifiers in the fridge or some ice (buy buy baby have some mesh pacifiers) you could put ice in them without worrying about your baby choking also if you have something to gently massage his gums i know he'll appreciate it 😊

  • Elle
    Dec 25, 2018

    It's to be expected. Depending on where baby is in the teething process, he'll want different textures or nothing at all his mouth. Our baby in the beginning when there is that deep eminating pain wants nothing in her mouth. If anything, just a terrycloth or a sock.This is when the pain is the worst and we'll give her tylenol/motrin and 2 ice cubes in her bottles to help damper the pain. When she's about the cut the tooth, out kiddo prefers hard plastic and steel (spoons, etc) over anything else. Regardless, her bottle intake drops noticeably. You can always give baby a cracker (just watch the salt content - you don't want baby dehydrating) or one of those Gerber baby biscuits to nom on. It'll help him cut the tooth, too.