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Hi everyone <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> My baby girl got her 2-month shots last week, the day before she turned 9 weeks old. Before the vaccines she was her normal, cheerful, cooperative self, but since then she's been quite cranky. Poor baby!<br><br>
No swelling, and no high temperature, sweaty in her sleep (I hear that's good). It's very difficult to get her to nap and she will only sleep on me either when I sit down or have her snuggled into her Ergo. She ate sparsely for just a day but since then has increased her feedings up to almost 6oz!<br><br>
It's been five days. Is it true that some bouts of crankiness can last up to seven-to-14 days?<br><br>
Any experience?<br><br>
PS, I am reading "The Wonder Weeks" and know she could also be working her way through a cognitive leap <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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<p>There are huge changes in babies all the time at this age. It may be completely unrelated to the vaccine - there's just no way to tell. I know both of mine went through good and bad patches with regards to sleeping/eating/moods at this age.</p>
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<p> I guess my advice boils down to tough it out - it'll probably pass - and it's nothing to worry about until it doesn't…. </p>
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<p> Hope that is at least a bit helpful. Hang in there Momma - I'm sure you're doing an amazing job. </p>
 
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It is helpful in the way of being reassuring <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> You're right, this is definitely a period of very rapid development. All of this is coinciding with her using her hands more aggressively, which is something that is supposed to happen around this time.
 

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I remember 9 weeks being one if the crazy times in terms of development, aggressive nursing, etc.
 
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It's been wild. Did your baby also have a tough time napping during this period?<br><br>
Sadly I can't nurse <img alt="greensad.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif"> Insufficient glandular tissue. I had her on the breast ASAP after she came (c-section due to small pelvis), SNS, pumping (the most I ever got was 6mL from both breasts!), herbals/teas, showers/compresses, Domperidone... but, she's healthy so that is what counts. She was four weeks old before I knew it wasn't going to work. I do wear her most of the time so that we can have close contact.<br><br>
Anyway, I don't mean to tell this as a sob story, I just don't know if it might make a difference?
 

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My sister in law had the same breastfeeding experience, she worked SO hard! And those are the reasons why formula is needed in this world, no judgement here, mama. But yeah, nine weeks - with both girls - was beastly. Crabby nappers, couldn't decide if they wanted to be down, up, judged, cuddled, swaddled, feed ... ugh. Hope the week flies by for you and she hits whatever milestone she's working so hard on quickly!
 

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Thank you! 99% of people seem to understand, if I discuss it. The other 1% are just awful and it seems my brain remembers them more than most!<br><br>
Thank you! She is starting to get better <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> Bath time at night is the ticket, I tell you, to a peaceful night!
 
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