(Closed) When to call the doctor’s cell?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Yikes. Well if your intuition is telling you that something is wrong I would maybe go ahead and call… better to be safe than sorry!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Sorry to hear your little one isn’t feeding well.  How have her bowel movements been?  Is she producing adequate amounts of wet diapers?  Sounds to me like her tummy is upset and she’s only taking in what she is comfortable with.  I would go ahead and call your doctor just in case, you sound especially concerned with her lack of intake and for peace of mind, I think it’s the best idea.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Definitely call!!! Always better safe than sorry, and even if it’s nothing, doctors understand how moms are about their babies!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree- better to be safe than sorry.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Could also be a sore throat. Have you tried giving her a bottle at a different temp than normal (heating if you usually don’t or cooling it instead) Sometimes that little difference can help.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

@Mrs. Spring:  Your doctor should have an answering service of some type and either your doctor or an on-call doc will call you back.  Update us when you can. 

In the meantime, do you have any reason to suspect she is having bloating or gas issues?  A warm bath, tummy massage, and “bicycle legs” would always help our daughter when she was having troubles.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

@Mrs. Spring:  Aww, I really feel for you.  When my daughter was 3 months old and I returned to work, she would only finish 4 oz. of milk while I was away.  I remember feeling anxious at work, wanting to get home to comfort her and feed her right away. 

If the massage doesn’t seem to work, try bicycling her legs after a warm bath.  We also used gripe water (didn’t seem to work for our little one) and then tried Mylicon (which worked wonders). 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Poor Addie!  I think it’s worth getting an appointment for this.  Hopefully her doctor will be able to slot you in for tomorrow!

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m reachable all night if you need me πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

MB was like that for like a week at 13 or 14 weeks old.  She didn’t eat very much, and she was super gassy.  As long as she ate something and was peeing and pooping normally, we just let it pass.  I chalked it up to growing pains.  (Incidentally when we did give her infant pain reliever, she was much better.  Maybe it’s just a growth spurt?)

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