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Ds had a fever for the past two days (we think it is a reaction to the mmr vaccine we did 3 weeks ago). The first 24 hours he reacted the way he always has when under the weather & just wanted to be on me all the time & nursed a ton.<br><br>
But then last night something changed. He kept turning his face away when I offered the breast. Sometimes he would ask for it but then refuse when I offered. Other times he would latch on loosely & then just lay there not moving & not nursing - just latched on. For the first time (ever?) he fell asleep for me last night without nursing (he'll do this with dh or my mom but never me).<br><br>
This has continued all day today into this evening. I was able to get him to nurse in the middle of the night & early this morning when he was pretty much asleep but while awake he has refused. Even when he fell & hurt himself he wouldn't actually suck - just put his mouth on & lay still for a moment.<br><br>
This evening he was just beside himself. His fever broke early this morning & nothing else appears to be wrong as far as I can tell. He was SOOOO tired but would not relax against me & nurse. He finally latched on loosely & fell asleep with my nipple in his mouth without actively sucking.<br><br>
It's so distressing to see him so upset & not seem to be able to soothe him.<br><br>
Any words of wisdom?
 

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hand foot and mouth? starts with a fever and rhen the mouth gets painful.<br><br>
whatever the cause it sounds like a strike to me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
keep offering. can you pump to keep your supply?<br><br>
sorry so short - babe in arms.
 
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